Bush names Fox News commentator Tony Snow as new press secretary.
Openly gay Minnesota state senator Paul Koering gets endorsement of Republicans after seven ballots. Koering: “I spent seven years of my life to get this job and now I just lay over and die? I’m running for office.”
Minnesota not Nice: State Senator Satveer Chaudhary receives a death threat for voting against a proposed ban on same-sex marriage.
California to look after its gay elders. New law passed will “ensure that a variety of programmes and services targeted to elders account for the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors.” Equality California director Seth Kilbourn: “LGBT seniors are denied many of the vital protections afforded by marriage that provide comfort and security in older age. This legislation will enhance California’s ability to meet the unique challenges that face these individuals and that result from lifelong experiences of marginalisation.”