New York Begins to Alter Policy on Gay Marriage

Gov. David A. Paterson has directed all state agencies to

begin to revise their policies and regulations to recognize
same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions, like
Massachusetts, California and Canada. In a directive the
governor’s legal counsel, David Nocenti, instructed the
agencies that gay couples married elsewhere “should be
afforded the same recognition as any other legally performed
union.”

Read More:
http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na

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“Not Keeping Up With Our Parents”

From  Beacon Broadside 

Nan Mooney, who posted here Monday, has struck a chord with many who can’t understand why achieving the American dream is so much harder now than it was for the previous generation. Read an interview with her at Salon, excerpts from the book at Alternet and Utne,and see how her work is informing discussions of middle-class anxiety at Newsweek and The Sun.

Subject: Tell Senator Kennedy to get well soon

Sadly, progressive champion, Senator Ted Kennedy, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. I just signed a card from the entire MoveOn community wishing him well and I thought you might want to add your name, too. Senator Kerry will hand deliver the card with all the signatures and well wishes to Senator Kennedy. All you have to do to add your name to the card is click:

http://pol.moveon.org/getwellkennedy/

World Vegetarian Week May 19th-25th

 Since next week (May 19-25) is World Vegetarian Week, why not take the Seven-Day Pledge to Be Veg? It’s just a week, so give it a shot!

California Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban


The New York Times – Breaking News, World News & Multimedia
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The ruling paves the way for California to become the second state where gay men and lesbians can marry.
Text of the Opinion

Moozine announces first Veggie Pride Parade

The first veggie pride parade in North America will take place in New York City on May 18, 2008. The procession will begin at 12 noon in the Old Meat District and will culminate in Washington Square Park, where a festival of rock music, speakers, and exhibitors will take place. This US-based parade is inspired by the Veggie Pride Parade in Paris, the first of its kind ever to take place in the world and has been taking place annually since 2001.