Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Morning Sweep

It’s Primary Election Day! The Pride Agenda has endorsed Christine Quinn for reelection to the New York City Council.

Find out more about how and where to vote today

Today, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan) will introduce his “Respect for Marriage Act,” which would fully repeal the discriminatory thirteen-year old Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA currently forbids same-sex couples who have been legally married in their home state (in the states that allow/recognize same-sex marriages) from receiving any of the 1,138 federal rights and protections that come with a marriage license.

Another issue championed by Rep. Nadler—inclusion of LGBT families in comprehensive immigration reform—got a boost today with support from the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

The anti-marriage equality forces in Maine have released their first TV ad. Kinda boring, and chock full of the same lies that we’ve seen in many other states.

The AP released a fascinating story yesterday about an unlikely group of marriage equality supporters: straight men and women who have been married to or are currently married to LGBT people.

Rochester’s Democrat & Chronicle noted that some of its local corporations received scores of 100 on HRC’s recently released Corporate Equality Index. Among the perfect scoring Rochester-area companies were Bausch & Lomb, Corning, Inc., Eastman Kodak Co., Nixon Peabody LLP and Xerox Corp.

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