Councilmember Todd Gloria today was unanimously elected president of the San Diego City Council, as the city celebrated the inauguration of Mayor Bob Filner. Gloria, who is openly gay, represents District 3 that includes the LGBT-dominated areas of Hillcrest and North Park.
The Helena City Commission has approved first passage of an ordinance prohibiting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals. Commissioners unanimously passed the ordinance but not before disagreeing on the amendments.
On Thursday, counties across the state will start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Among the first in line will be two women in Seattle who have been together for 35 years. “I`m just thrilled to death,” Pete-e Petersen said Monday as she sat next to her longtime partner, Jane Abbott Lighty.
A lesbian couple that’s been together for more than three decades will receive the first same-sex marriage license in Washington’s Thurston County. Lynn Grotsky and Lisa Brodoff won a county-sponsored lottery Monday.
To rule last week that it was constitutional for Nevada to bar gay couples from getting married, U.S. District Judge Robert Jones had to determine that there was a “reasonably conceivable state of facts that could provide a rational basis” for the state to reserve marriage to straight couples.