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.
– It shouldn’t be surprising that Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol won’t outright condemn the anti-gay email blast sent yesterday; he has a long history of condemning homosexuality as a choice and a disease and defending discrimination against the LGBT community.
– The ACLU is suing the state of Michigan to overturn the new law preventing public employers from offering same-sex partner benefits.
– The Catholic Church is rewarding Archbishop Timothy Dolan for his crusade against same-sex marriage with a promotion to Cardinal.
– Meanwhile, Minnesota Archbishop John Nienstedt told all his priests and deacons that if they oppose Minnesota’s marriage inequality amendment, they should keep their mouths shut.
– The transgender community in New York City continues to fight for better policies for changing the sex on their birth certificates.
– What’s it like coming out trans in Montana? Roberta Zenker tells her story.
– The National Organization for Marriage continues its effort to link pedophilia to marriage equality.
– Georgia state Rep. Judy Manning (R) is afraid of gays and Muslims.
– A new survey of British gay men found that half of them “would die a year early” for the perfect body.
– Check out aNoteToMyKid.com, letters from parents, family, and friends to their LGBTQ loved ones.
– This week’s editorial cartoon from the Dallas Voice takes a look at Ron Paul’s newsletters: