The GLAAD Daily: Minn. Marriage, SCOTUSblog Symposium, Stewart & Colbert on Santorum and More!

The Star Tribune wrote about a proposed amendment, which will appear on the ballot in 2012, aiming to ban marriage for same-sex couples in Minnesota. Marriage equality advocates, as well as anti-gay activists, are already organizing campaigns around the issue.

The Associated Press reported on two members of the New York Assembly who have gay or lesbian relatives who got married over the weekend. Glenn Sayward, the son of New York state Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward (R), married his partner on Saturday at their home. The niece of state Assemblywoman Janet Duprey (R) married her partner on Sunday.

Also in New York, fashion designer Michael Kors on Tuesday married his partner Lance LePere in a private ceremony on Dune Beach in Southhampton, N.Y. The marriage was officiated by Southampton Mayor Mark Epley.

In other marriage news, SCOTUSblog announced a symposium on the future of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" and Proposition 8 at the Supreme Court. Several individuals who are for and against marriage equality are participating in the symposium.

The Nashville Metro Council on Tuesday approved a "non-binding memorializing resolution" to honor students who protested against Tennessee's legislation that would prevent teachers from talking about LGBT people to students in eighth grade or younger.

In Florida, Mount Dora High School teacher Jerry Buell was reassigned to an administrative position while an investigation is conducted into anti-gay comments he allegedly made on Facebook.

In the Washington Post’s PostPartisan blog, Jonathan Capehart wrote about the behavior of Washington, D.C., police who were called to the scene of an attack on five young women, some of whom are lesbians. The police did not initially report the incident. Capehart: "The Metropolitan Police Department has 3,800 officers. If seven of them don’t see fit to take a statement at the scene of an alleged assault that certainly says something about their fitness to wear the uniform. But it also says something about the leadership of the department."

Jennifer Finney Boylan wrote a column in the New York Times about ghosts, the political positions of her parents and being transgender. Boylan briefly discussed coming out to her mother: "When I finally came out to her as transgender, just after I turned 40, my conservative, religious mother put her arms around me, and said, without hesitation, 'Love will prevail.'”

Last night, both Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart used their shows to discuss recent comments made by Rick Santorum, who compared marriage equality to paper products. Colbert gave Santorum the “tip of his hat,” while Stewart used the comments to highlight DOMA and the difficulties many same-sex couples, including binational ones, face because of the law.