National Gay and Lesbian Task Force UPDATE
December 7, 2006

In the News:

NJ Assembly Judiciary Committee passes
      civil unions bill
Voter support for same-sex marriage bans declining,
      study finds
Vice President Dick Cheney and Lynne Cheney
      applauded for statement on anticipated birth
      of child of Mary Cheney and Heather Poe
Faith issues


   

NJ Assembly Judiciary Committee passes civil unions bill

Task Force urges a more thorough deliberation of critically important measure

“A rush to judgment here would be a profound insult to the state’s Supreme Court, to the deliberative process in which the Legislature is supposed to engage, and to thousands of lesbian and gay families.” — Matt Foreman, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

[ Read the full statement ]


 

Voter support for same-sex marriage bans declining, study finds

Bans on same-sex marriage performed more poorly in the November 2006 elections than in the past, in part due to their declining appeal in states with smaller “born-again” Christian populations, according to a study released Dec. 5 by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute. If current trends hold, such bans would fail at the ballot box in many of the states that have not yet considered same-sex marriage initiatives.

[ Read the press release ]

[ Download a copy of the report ]


 

Vice President Dick Cheney and Lynne Cheney applauded for statement on anticipated birth of child of Mary Cheney and Heather Poe

Task Force: Christian right shows its hypocrisy once again

[ Read Read Matt Foreman’s full statement ]

 

Faith issues

National Religious Leadership Roundtable responds to conservative movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards decision on the status of gay men and lesbians in the conservative Jewish movement.

[ Read the statement ]

 

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