Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Morning Sweep

This month's Siena poll finds that 47% of voters surveyed were disappointed that the Senate rejected the marriage bill, compared to 41% who say they were pleased by the Senate’s vote. In August, 50% of voters told Siena that they supported the Senate passing the same sex marriage bill, with 44% then opposing it.

Gov. Paterson will make an important announcement tomorrow regarding a major policy affecting transgender civil rights in New York State.

An impassioned Buffalo News op-ed by Jim Ver Steeg, former executive director of the Pride Center of Western New York, points out the damage done by the Senators who voted "no" on marriage.

Houston has become the largest city to elect an openly gay mayor.

“It’s a historic election for my community, and I believe an election that will change some people’s minds about the city of Houston,” said Annise Parker, 53. “It’s a diverse, international city that welcomes everyone.”

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