Here's what we are reading today.

  • "Coalition of LGBT groups: Next year too soon for gay marriage vote in CA," Joe Garofali, San Francisco Chronicle (July 14, 2009)
  • "Several California ACLU chapters backed up the Prevailing wisdom by saying: "If we were to enter a campaign in either 2010 or 2012 with the people of California where they are now on marriage for same-sex couples, we'd have a tougher time winning than we did in 2008."

  • "Leaders' views on gay marriage proposal at odds," Michelle Saxton, Charleston Daily Mail (July 15, 2009)
  • "Lawmakers, legal experts and advocates from both sides met Tuesday to discuss a proposal that would allow West Virginians to vote for a statewide constitutional amendment banning the recognition of same-sex marriages."

  • "Support for gay marriage lukewarm," Deborah McDermott, Seacoast Online (July 15, 2009)
  • "About 70,000 Mainers are expected to sign a petition calling for a statewide vote to repeal the state's gay marriage law, and the fight to protect it isn't exactly raging in the southern and more liberal tip of the state."

  • "Illinois: Court Upholds Abortion Notification Law," Associated Press (July 15, 2009)
  • "A federal appeals court breathed new life into an Illinois law that requires teenage girls to notify their parents before having abortions. Lawyers said the law could take effect within weeks.

  • "Obama Health Care Plan Will Provide Taxpayer-Funded Abortion on Demand, Congressmen Say," Penny Starr, CNSNews.com (July 15, 2009)
  • "Wisconsin: Group Seeks to Bar Religious Inscriptions," Associated Press (July 15, 2009)
  • "Experts dispute doctor's stem cell breakthrough claim," David Fitzpatrick and Drew Griffin, CNN (July 14, 2009)
  • " Grekos said he and his associates draw blood from a patient in Florida and then send it to a laboratory in Israel that produces what his company calls "regenocytes." The company defines regenocyte as "a stem cell that has been activated to become a target organ."

    "These procedures work," he told CNN, standing inside a hospital room at the Clinica Union Medica del Norte in Santiago. "And it's substantiated by objective data that we are collecting."