"The Morning Pride: January 13, 2013"
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- The Indiana state GOP is intending to pursue a second vote on a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, but IndyStar’s Matthew Tully calls it “a dangerous idea that lawmakers should assign to the trash can of history.”
- Laura Calvo, Treasurer of the Democratic Party of Oregon, has become the first transgender woman elected to the Democratic National Committee.
- A Florida bill would allow for same-sex domestic partnerships.
- The National Organization for Marriage has some secret new initiatives coming out soon, and one of them seems to be a campaign to recruit young people to oppose marriage equality.
- A new generation of queer activists is challenging norms as “LGBTQIA” becomes a more common identifier for their communities on college campuses.
- Complaints against a New Zealand billboard portraying Pope Benedict XVI blessing a gay marriage have been dismissed.
- Support for marriage equality in Poland remains low, but has doubled over nine years.
- Rosie O’Donnell and her wife Michelle Rounds are celebrating the birth of their new daughter, Dakota.
- An upcoming documentary, One: A Story of Love and Equality, portrays the impact of North Carolina’s Amendment One passed last Spring, which bans same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. Watch the trailer: