Morning pride 2/9
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 Washington House passed a bill allowing same sex marriage. The state’s senate passed the bill last week, and Gov. Chris Gregoire has pledged to sign it. It’ll mean Washington is the 7th state to allow same-sex marriage, provided the bigots don’t defeat it with a ballot initiative.
- Gay and lesbian candidates for Congress are running very competitive races.
- The American Psychological Association has filed briefs on behalf of same-sex marriage in two court cases.
- Truth Wins Out is today running a full-page ad in Roll Call admonishing Newt Gingrich for hishypocrisy on marriage.
- Does Google know it’s sponsoring a right-wing, anti-gay conference?
- Greg Quinlan, head of the New Jersey Family Policy Council, said that same-sex relationships represent “sexual, emotional cannibalization,” and blamed the gay community for “making martyrs” of kids who commit suicide.
- The British government has decided not to pardon World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, whose persecution for being gay led him to commit suicide.
- The Uganda government says it does not support the reintroduced “Kill The Gays” bill, but debate will proceed.
- What happens to a married couple when one spouse undergoes a gender transition?
- Rev. Al Sharpton is HRC’s latest American for Marriage Equality.
- He’s not alone — numerous religious leaders in Maryland are speaking out for same-sex marriage. Watch:
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