The Morning Pride: August 26, 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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– This weekend’s 50th Anniversary celebration of the March on Washington included many LGBT participants and LGBT-inclusive speeches.

– Alaska may soon offer benefits to the same-sex partners of state employees.

– A new poll finds that a 48 percent plurality of Ohioans support marriage equality; 42 percent are opposed.

– The Texas Supreme Court will consider whether it has jurisdiction over same-sex divorces.

New audio reveals homophobic San Antonio councilwoman Elisa Chan attacking the marriage of a former councilwoman who is legally married to a transgender woman.

– The Florida condo that had a husbands-and-wives only policy for sales and rentals has reversed that policy.

– Billionaire Jennifer Natalya Pritzker (nee Col. James Pritzker) has come out as transgender.

– An Iowa same-sex couple is relieved that their fight is over and both their names are now on their child’s birth certificate.

– Another French mayor has refused to marry a same-sex couple.

– Uruguay’s marriage equality law is now in effect and couples are marrying.

– Meet the gay Russian teen who is fighting homophobia on Twitter.

– Australian snowboarder and Olympic hopeful Belle Brockhoff is the latest to speak out against Russia’s anti-gay law, worrying she’ll have to “go back into the closet.”