"The Morning Pride: March 13, 2012"
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- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is pursuing Senate votes on 17 judicial nominees, including out gay attorney Michael W. Fitzgerald.
- Prop 8 attorney Ted Olson is heading to North Carolina to help fight the discriminatory Amendment One.
- The first LGBT SuperPAC has formed to support President Obama’s reelection.
- The Omaha City Council will finally vote today to expand its anti-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
- With very little debate and no opposition, the city of Muskegon, Michigan approved LGBT employment and housing protections.
- Roland Martin’s suspension at CNN — which he earned for himself with homophobic tweets — has been lifted.
- Dale Carpenter, author of the new book Flagrant Conduct, details the first day Lawrence v. Texas was before the Supreme Court.
- A Massachusetts high schools student was reprimanded for wearing a t-shirt that read “All the Cool Girls are Lesbians.”
- Four students were forced off a Colorado high school yearbook staff because the adviser refused to print a picture of a lesbian couple holding hands.
- Rochester College, a private Christian school, told sophomore Kiah Zabel she could be kicked out of on-campus housing if she didn’t stop promoting her lesbian pride on her Facebook profile.
- The filmmakers behind Invisible Children, a documentary about African warlord Joseph Kony, are facing scrutiny for all their ties to anti-gay conservative Christian groups.
- A new poll finds that 59 percent of Canadians continue to support the country’s same-sex marriage laws.
- A Catholic school in Ontario is trying to fight anti-gay bullying by reminding students that homosexuality is “objectively disordered.”
- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair supports marriage equality.
- Ben & Jerry’s is supporting same-sex couples in the UK by renaming its Apple Pie flavor “Apple-y Ever After.”
- A popular South Korean actor has come out as gay and is working to combat homophobia.