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The Morning Pride: March 30, 2012

By Zack Ford  

"The Morning Pride: March 30, 2012"

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Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s daily round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but please let us know what stories you’re following as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.

- The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce board of directors has unanimously decided to oppose North Carolina’s discriminatory Amendment One.

- Meanwhile, a debate in Charlotte last night featuring NOM spokesman Frank Turek revealed that the debate is heated and there is still a lot of confusion about the actual impact of the measure.

- A new study has found that bottlenose dolphins engage in “extensive bisexuality, combined with periods of exclusive homosexuality.

- Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber claims there is “no evidence” of violence against the LGBT community.

- A trans music teacher in Santa Fe, New Mexico has been forced out of her job because parents complained that she was a drag show performer.

- An gay-affirmative t-shirt is making the news in a Maine high school, but for good reasons.

- Colin Clark of the Houston Dyanamo has become the first Major League Soccer player suspended for using a gay slur.

- This weekend, Saturday Night Live will introduce comedian Kate McKinnon, who many are reporting will be the show’s first openly lesbian cast member.

- The Onion highlights responses to the National Organization for Marriage’s race-baiting.

- MSNBC’s Chris Matthews claims that hate group leader Tony Perkins has never “pulled that homophobic stuff” on his show. Faithful America points out that he’s wrong:

‹ Poll: 58 Percent of NC Voters Support Amendment One, 34 Percent Are Uninformed

‘Bully’ Documentary Opens Unrated Today ›

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