Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s 8:45 AM 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 too.
- The Human Rights Campaign is launching a bus tour, but some states might not be ready for the marriage equality bandwagon.
- The National Organization for Marriage’s Maggie Gallagher took to the Christian Broadcasting Network to promote NOM’s absurd campaign to overturn New York’s marriage equality, saying, “it’s gonna be a bloody mess.”
- It turns out the lawyer leading the lawsuit against marriages in New York is Rena Lindevaldsen, the same Liberty Councel/University lawyer who defended ex-gay child-abductor Lisa Miller and who instructed her university students to choose “God’s law” over “man’s law.”
- The new poll from Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research suggests that support for LGBT equality is rising faster among conservative constituents than among their elected representatives.
- With the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in motion, law schools are considering ending their ban on military recruiters. (It’s worth pointing out that the military still discriminates against people who are transgender.)
- A group of Philadelphians known as RAGE (Riders Against Gender Exclusion) are protesting the gender identity stickers required on transit passes in southeastern Pennsylvania. The policy creates serious problems for transgender individuals whose legal sex does not match their gender identity and presentation.
- A new study confirms that gay teens in Massachusetts are more likely to be homeless than their heterosexual peers.
- Elisabeth Hasselbeck condemned the protests of same-sex marriage in New York on yesterday’s The View, calling them “uncalled for” and “without taste.” She added, “The only thing that’s killing [heterosexual marriage] is heterosexual marriage.”
- Watch the video of three same-sex couples getting married on stage after last night’s performance of Hair on Broadway: