Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Morning Sweep

The Buffalo Common Council is currently examining a plan to expand domestic partner benefits to all city employees. The Council has delayed a scheduled vote on the controversial measure due to financial considerations.

Maryland's Attorney General has released a long-awaited opinion saying same-sex marriages performed in other states could be recognized by Maryland's legal system. The opinion is meant to guide judges and state agencies.

Critics say that a new Congressional bill to prohibit discrimination in public schools based on sexual orientation or gender identity could stifle free speech and even lead to “homosexual indoctrination." We never realized encouraging tolerance and understanding was so harmful!

Researchers believe that the case for marriage equality and other LGBT causes can be helped if the public gains a greater understanding of the role of genetics in determining sexual orientation.

For the first time in 30 years, a CNN/Time poll shows more Americans don't think homosexuality is morally wrong than do.

A New York Times financial columnist offers tips to lesbian and gay couples who experience a more difficult time when filing their tax returns.

USA Today explores gay life in China, where despite homosexuality being decriminalized, the absence of anti-bias protections, coupled with the push to marry and have a child, has resulted in few LGBT people coming out.

What's up with California beauty queens? Miss Beverly Hills 2010 has declared her opposition to marriage for same-sex couples. We suggest she stays away from West Hollywood...

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