The Morning Pride: December 13, 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.

– Senator-Elect Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has been appointed to numerous committees on which she’ll have input on many key pieces of LGBT legislation.

– Several LGBT advocacy groups have come out against a plan to put New Jersey marriage equality to a referendum.

– The University of Texas has admitted its ethics oversight was inadequate, raising new questions about the legitimacy of Mark Regnerus’ claims about the harms of same-sex parenting.

– Transgender activists are demanding the FBI start counting hate crimes based on gender identity.

– Despite intense controversy,Florida’s Orange County Public Schools passed an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections.

Because of immense pushback, Illinois’ East Aurora School District has put its transgender policy committee on hold.

– The ex-gay group Restored Hope is hoping to attract people to its annual conference with Nashville tourism.

– The Church of England is satisfied that it won’t have to participate in same-sex marriages when they become law.

Scotland has introduced a proposed bill for marriage equality.

– Participants at the second International Intersex Forum demanded that doctors stop performing genital surgeries to “normalize” newborn infants.