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The Morning Pride: December 27, 2011

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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 as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.

- Ron Paul is apparently so uncomfortable around gay people that he won’t use one of their bathrooms.

- Newly discovered court documents contradict Newt Gingrich’s account of who initiated his first divorce.

- New Hampshire will not consider repealing its marriage equality law until after the Republican primary.

- The National Organization for Marriage is so desperate that it’s now bragging that only 60 percent of Republicans in New Hampshire support banning same-sex marriage.

- The New York Times: “It is incredibly sad that one person with his own one-man hate group can tap into anti-Muslim sentiment and lead reputable companies to make foolish judgment calls.”

- NPR’s Tell Me More takes a look at transgender children and the past year in gay and lesbian rights.

- A Pennsylvania hospital’s nondiscrimination policies do not guarantee same-sex partner benefits.

- Iowa State University professor Hector Avalos suggests that evangelical Christianity has lost a lot of the political influence it once had.

- Apparently the historic photo of two Navy women kissing is “offensive” to many, but we’ll happily post it again:

(Photo Credit: Brian Clark, The Virginian-Pilot)

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