Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Sweep

Recently Pride Agenda's executive director, Ross Levi, and director of governmental projects and community development, Jonathan Lang, joined other representatives from LGBT groups across the country for a briefing on the Administration's efforts to improve the way our federal government serves LGBT people, including in New York.

The U.S. Department of Justice, for one, has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in favor of a northern New York student's anti-gay bias discrimination case.

The Troy Record gives space for a response to a downright offensive opinion piece published recently attacking both marriage equality and lesbians and gays as people.

The Western New York Stonewall Democrats have joined the Pride Agenda and other pro-LGBT groups to endorse Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General. On August 30, we'll be hosting a community dialogue in Buffalo. Join us!

The Los Angeles Times and GLAAD criticize "Dr Laura," who used the N-word on the air and called being gay a "biological error," for falsely claiming her 1st Amendment rights were violated: "The 1st Amendment is just fine: Schlessinger exercised her right to use a racial slur; offended listeners exercised their right to criticize her for it."

And recently the American Bar Association joined the New York State Bar Association to come out in support of the freedom to marry.

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