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The Morning Pride: February 7, 2013

By Zack Ford  

"The Morning Pride: February 7, 2013"

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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 Montana legislature is taking its time repealing the state’s unconstitutional sodomy laws.

- Florida’s Lake County School Board is attempting to ban all middle school clubs to avoid allowing a gay-straight alliance to form at one.

- Neverthelesss, Tavares, Florida became the first city in Lake County to approve a domestic partner registry yesterday.

- Webster Groves, Missouri has added sexual orientation and gender identity to the protections in its Fair Housing Code.

- According to Tony Perkins, the Family Research Council convinced Walmart to stop funding LGBT organizations.

- A Florida judge has granted that a gay man and the lesbian couple for whom he was a sperm donor can all three be legal guardians designated on the child’s birth certificate.

- Contrary to conservative rumors, British teachers will not be fired if they don’t support marriage equality (though the Catholic schools still might fire them if they do).

- A 16-year-old British bi teen who’d fathered a child with his girlfriend committed suicide last month after enduring homophobic bullying.

- Uganda’s legislature has reconvened and the waiting game for consideration of the “Kill The Gays” bill resumes.

- Writing in USA Today yesterday, Super Bowl champ Brendon Ayanbadejo called for the end of homophobia in professional sports.

- Roseanne Cash wrote a song about an elderly gay couple in Chelsea, and proceeds from its sales will benefit programs that support people living with HIV and LGBT homeless youth.

- Meet Becky and Sanne, a bi-national same-sex couple whose family could be separated because the Defense of Marriage Act prevents Becky from sponsoring Sanne for citizenship:

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