Monday, December 7, 2009

Morning Sweep

The Buffalo News featured a series of opinion pieces on the marriage loss in New York, including an editorial calling the vote "appalling" and commentary featuring a local same-sex couple.

The Hudson Valley Daily Freeman also editorializes on its disappointment over the loss.

The Daily News reports that "gay advocates are on the warpath" to oust the eight NY Senate Democrats who voted "no" on marriage.

New Jersey's Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to hear testimony and vote on the state's marriage equality bill today. If the legislation passes, it would be sent to the full state Senate for a vote as early as next Thursday.

The New Jersey Star-Ledger editorializes in favor of marriage passing and argues that as younger generations become more supportive of marriage for same-sex couples, it is a matter of when and not if this legislation will eventually pass.

The New Jersey Record also states its support.

Openly gay U.S. Reps. are optimistic that the House will pass bills that would provide health coverage to the partners of gay federal employees and protect gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.

A Washington State Senator celebrates his state's decision to uphold domestic partnership rights and lays out a plan for winning full marriage equality in the future.

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has filed an employment discrimination suit against an Orlando McDonald's after learning that a manager had left a derogatory voicemail for a transgender applicant implying that he would not hire her because of her gender identity.

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