The Morning Pride: February 8, 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.

– Rick Santorum has won non-binding Republican primaries in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado, awarding him zero delegates.

– Prop 8 proponents have announced they will appeal to the Supreme Court.Read the positive and negative reactions to yesterday’s decision and a glowing summation from the New York Times editorial board.

– Openly gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger will be on the California ballot.

– Marriage equality opponents rallied in New Hampshire yesterday, but a new poll show strong opposition (59 percent) to the bill that would repeal the state’s same-sex marriage provisions.

– Keisha Waites was elected to the Georgia state legislature in a special election yesterday, making her the fourth openly gay lawmaker in the state’s General Assembly.

– Atlanta police interview the victim of a brutal anti-gay beating that was caught on film.

– A bartender at an Austin, Texas gay bar was also attacked this weekend.

Salina, Kansas, is considering expanding its anti-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

– LISTEN: The Center for American Progress interviews One Colorado’s Brad Clark about gay and transgender healthcare.

– Of the 44 percent of Marylanders who oppose marriage equality, 75 percent of them are motivated by religion.

– Chaim Levin continues his work resisting the anti-gay views and ex-gay therapy prescribed by Orthodox Judaism on his new blog, “Gotta Give ‘Em Hope.”

– As expected Uganda reintroduced the “Kill the Gays” bill, and the U.S. State Department continues to oppose it.