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. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.
- The Pope has called for unity — against same-sex marriage.
- A Minneapolis mother who tried to intervene in bullying her son was experiencing has been banned from her son’s school and bus stop.
- The city of Lawrence, KS is considering non-discrimination protections for gender identity.
- So too is Maricopa County Community College in Arizona, and the bathroom meme is rearing its ugly head.
- The head of Concerned Women for America thinks that Google has “smeared” Santorum.
- Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern think homosexuality is so dangerous, it will “destroy the future of America.”
- Scott Lively, who believes the Nazi party was part of the gay agenda, wrote last week that Christians are losing the gay culture war.
- The New Civil Rights movement reexamines the Dallas Principles, a baseline approach for LGBT advocacy.
- About 30 people protested the new Chick-fil-A in Hollywood this weekend over the company’s anti-gay policies.
- One of the Maryland delegates who opposed marriage equality in the legislature this year was stealing money from the state to pay for her own wedding.
- A British Christian street preacher who called gay men “evil” and told them they would “burn in hell” has been charged with verbal abuse.
- Controversial gay candidate David Norris is leading the polls in the Irish Presidential race.
- Check out Keith Mina Caputo’s new epic music video about transitioning gender.
- The NFL has added sexual orientation to the non-discrimination language in its collective bargaining agreement.
- AUDIO: In his new stand-up routine, Patton Oswalt takes on opponents of marriage equality and those who use the Bible to defend discrimination:
VIDEO: The University of Michigan ran a new PSA against using anti-gay rhetoric during its football game this weekend called “Huddle Up”: