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 Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) celebrated 20 years of service this weekend.
– Andy Birkey has a round-up of conservative efforts to roll back LGBT protections across the country.
– Will President Obama speak out against North Carolina’s anti-gay Amendment One when he speaks in Charlotte tomorrow?
– North Carolina’s Brunswick County unfortunately endorsed the measure last night.
– Legislators in Maryland, New Jersey, and Washington have been inspired to vote for marriage equality by personal stories.
– The Baltimore Sun sat down with Maryland first lady Katie O’Malley to discuss her support of marriage equality.
– A gay student at a Virginia high school has been suspended just for wearing high heels.
– Teenage sex offenders are more likely to be tried as adults if they’re gay.
– Britain’s Cardinal Keith O’Brien condemned marriage equality as an “aberration” akin to legalizing slavery.
– Iraq has faced a brutal wave of anti-gay murders.
– Sara Gilbert, who was herself a teen actress on Roseanne, worries that Kirk Cameron’s condemnation of homosexuality could have a very negative impact on young gay people.
– ABC takes an in-depth look at a new documentary about the federal government’s anti-gay “Witch Hunt” in 1953: