"The Morning Pride: April 9, 2012"
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.
- At today’s Easter Egg Roll, a gay couple from New Mexico will urge President Obama to sign an executive order protecting federally contracted LGBT employees from discrimination.
- A Library of Congress staffer has filed a complaint that he was made to work in a hostile work environment and ultimately fired for being gay.
- Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) is working to help protect a same-sex binational couple from being separated by deportation.
- Ian James of Freedom to Marry Ohio will not address whether he expects his consulting firms to profit from the marriage equality ballot initiative he is advancing.
- The ACLU has demanded that there be a thorough investigation of voter fraud in Anchorage, where an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance apparently failed last week.
- The University of Idaho is considering offering domestic partner benefits.
- The National Organization for Marriage continues to avoid taking ownership of “fanning hostility” between racial groups.
- Equality Matters profiles Todd Starnes, the new prominent anti-gay voice on Fox News.
- Police in St. Petersburg, Russia made several arrests during Saturday’s “Day of Silence” protest of the state’s new anti-gay “propaganda” laws.
- Check out this compelling new ad from Chile urging same-sex couples to identify themselves in the census.
- The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network considers what more can be done to support LGBT veterans.-