The Morning Pride: January 27, 2012

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.

– The California Secretary of State has given a conservative group the green light to start collecting signatures to repeal the FAIR Education Act, which requires all school curriculum to be LGBT-inclusive.

– Openly gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger has released 10 years of his tax returns standing in front of the George Romney Institute.

– Over 71 percent of college first-year students support marriage equality.

– The Santa Fe City Council has unanimously voted to oppose the proposed New Mexico Defense of Marriage Act constitutional amendment.

– Focus on the Family tries to play down a study that shows cohabitation is actually better for couples than marriage.

– The National Organization for Marriage has the hubris to still believe it can spend $2 million to overhaul the New York legislature in an unprecedented way to overturn marriage equality.

– Fox News continues to trivialize anti-gay bullying by defending a student who wrote a school newspaper article calling for gay people to be executed.

– Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is HRC’s latest American for Marriage Equality.

– A new film documents the work of Ugandan gay activist David Kato, who was murdered a year ago yesterday. Watch a trailer for “Call Me Kuchu”:

– The Madison, Wisconsin LGBT community made this fantastic “It Gets Better” video using Lady Gaga’s song, “Hair”:

– Remember to follow #cc12 throughout the weekend for all kinds of wisdom from Creating Change, the National Conference on LGBT Equality.