Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Morning Sweep

LGBT rights groups in NY are gearing up for an active election year. "We are going to begin a very strategic and steady rollout over the course of the next months of candidates who we feel would make better state senators than the people currently sitting in the seats," said Pride Agenda Executive Director Alan Van Capelle.

Marriage activists tell Politico that despite this year's losses, marriage equality in the U.S. is "inevitable."

Bill Hammond's column in the Daily News highlights the courageous statements of the Senate Democrats who voted in support of marriage and the cowardly silence of those who voted "no."

The Advocate has named Senator Kirsten Gillibrand one of their people of the year for her advocacy on LGBT rights.

Proposed legislation in Uganda that would, among many other extreme punishments, impose the death penalty for some gay Ugandans, is being debated. The bill has sparked international protests from governments, human rights advocates and some religious groups.

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