Thursday, September 3, 2009

Morning Sweep

Gay City News endorses Christine Quinn for the 3rd New York City Council District, highlighting her solid record of leadership supporting the LGBT community.

The New York Court of Appeals has announced that it will hear a challenge to a former ruling that denied a lesbian parent’s right to bring a suit seeking joint custody or visitation with a child she had been raising with her former Vermont civil union partner.

Election officials in Maine have officially announced that a referendum to overturn marriage for same-sex couples will be on the November ballot, setting the stage for furious two-month campaigns for and against the measure.

A New York Times op-ed discusses the controversy over South African runner Caster Semenya's gender testing, and the dichotomy between progressive laws protecting LGBT people in South Africa and social attitudes in the country.

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