Morning pride 2/16
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.
- The New Jersey Assembly will vote on marriage equality today, the Maryland House tomorrow.
- Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) recently spoke out against his home state’s bill enabling religious discrimination against same-sex couples seeking to adopt, and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) responded to the bill by sponsoring the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, which restricts federal funds to states like Virginia that allow such discrimination.
- The Great Lakes Area Gay, Lesbian and Supportive Sailors (GLASS) may be the first official gaysupport group on a military base.
- Records show that over 2,400 same-sex couples have married in New York outside of New York City.
- The Stonewall Democrats are calling on the Log Cabin Republicans not to support the anti-LGBT positions of the leading Republican presidential candidates.
- Meet the next champion of LGBT workplace rights, Patricia Shiu.
- The homophobic mayor of Troy, Michigan faces a serious threat of recall.
- Texas A&M University has added sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to its non-discrimination employment memo.
- The speech therapy clinic at Ithaca College now offers communication modification instruction for transgender people.
- A new survey suggests that 80 percent of Chinese young people hold no discriminatory beliefsabout homosexuality.
- The Global Post examines gay rights battles across the world in its special report, The Rainbow Struggle.
- Jason Somerville is the first male professional poker player to come out as gay.
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