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The Morning Pride: June 17, 2013

By Zack Ford

"The Morning Pride: June 17, 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.

- Civil rights activist Julian Bond calls out the so-called “religious liberty” clauses in proposed laws like the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

- Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) highlighted LGBT Pride Month by reiterating his support for ENDA.

- Gabriel Gomez, Republican candidate for Senator in Massachusetts, has expressed support for ENDA, though he hasn’t spoken about it on the campaign trail.

- The Delaware House will consider the transgender nondiscrimination bill on Tuesday.

- Idaho Falls may become the seventh municipality in Idaho to enact an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance.

- A new policy allows Nebraska transgender students to serve on the athletic team with which they identify, but none has taken advantage of it yet.

- The European Parliament has condemned Russia’s law censoring all “homosexual propaganda.”

- Another French mayor is refusing to marry same-sex couples, though he would consider marrying two girls “if my back was against the wall,” but only because “they can have children.

- A new survey suggests Israel is not as gay-friendly as it markets itself, and the Knesset has incidentally postponed debating a civil unions bill indefinitely.

- Thousands marched for LGBT equality this weekend in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb.

- Prolific LGBT blogger Pam Spaulding has retired her blog, Pam’s House Blend.

- One ten-year-old girl wants workplace protections so her dads can keep their jobs (via GetEQUAL):

‹ VICTORY: Transgender People Can Now Change Their Social Security Record’s Gender Identity

Christian College Demands Expelled Lesbian Student Pay Back Financial Aid ›

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