Morning pride 12/12
Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but let us know what you’re checking out as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.
- Iowa’s only openly gay state senator, Matt McCoy (D), is concerned about the fate of marriage equality if a Democratic majority is not maintained.
- Time magazine highlights last week’s court victory against transgender discrimination, calling trans issues “the next frontier in civil rights.”
- A new poll shows over half Latino voters are not swayed by religious beliefs.
- Watch video of last week’s Proposition 8 hearing.
- Susquehanna Township has become Pennsylvania’s 26th municipality to grant non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity, though one news station’s reporting catered to “bathroom” fears.
- The Baltimore Sun calls on Maryland to ban discrimination against transgender people.
- Philadelphia is opening a new homeless shelter for LGBT youth.
- Tufts University is wrestling with how to handle a Christian club that discriminates against gay students in its expectations for “chastity.”
- Truth Wins Out has announced it will sue Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) for defamation.
- Minnesota’s campaign finance board has ruled that organizations will have to disclose less if their commercials do not specifically reference voting for the marriage inequality amendment.
- The board also dismissed a case against the Minnesota Catholic Archdiocese for sending out over 400,000 DVDs in 2010 calling for support for such an amendment.
- The National Organization for Marriage doesn’t want to be held accountable for the content it promotes.
- Meanwhile, NOM’s Brian Brown is helping Newt Gingrich raise money for his campaign and accosting the 99 Percent Movement.
- Persecution against gays and lesbians is prominent across Africa, as this map shows.
- The inventor of the Segway, Dean Kamen, supports marriage equality.
- Tori Amos discusses having gay fans and bullying.
- In an interview to air tonight, comedian Louis C.K. talks about how Tracy Morgan’s anti-gay “joke” was a lost opportunity to discuss the roots of homophobia.
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