The Morning Pride: July 31, 2013


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.

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– What’s the plan for passing marriage equality in Illinois?

– An Alabama judge has granted a woman visitation rights for her children; her ex-husband had denied her access because of her sexual orientation and same-sex relationship.

– Colorado has had its first civil unions dissolution.

– ACT UP protested Russian-produced Stoli Vodka at a Stoli-sponsored event Tuesday night at New York City’s Splash nightclub.

– The Republican Party of Marin County, California has endorsed marriage equality.

– Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says that just because everybody supports marriage equality, Christians should not abandon “obedience to God.”

– The U.S. Olympic Committee is “engaged in active discussions” about how to protect LGBT athletes in fans during next year’s Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

– Is this evidence of same-sex marriages from millennia ago?

– Betty Crocker is helping to celebrate the first same-sex marriages in Minnesota, and the National Organization for Marriage wants everybody to remember their horribly unsuccessful boycott of General Mills, which is apparently still underway.