The Morning Pride: September 24, 2013


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Met Protest - Support Russian Gays

CREDIT: Sam Spokony

– Today the Senate could confirm Todd Hughes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which would make him the first openly gay judge to ever serve on a federal appeals court.

– It seems Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) continues to block the nomination of black, gay judge William Thomas to the federal bench, seemingly for political reasons.

– A Kentucky judge has ruled that a woman must testify against her same-sex spouse in a murder trial because their Vermont civil union is not recognized there.

– Bishop Harry Jackson will deliver the keynote address at the Ex-Gay Awareness Dinner and Reception next week, being held in a secret location.

– One man tells the story about the sex surrogate he used as part of his ex-gay therapy in 1980, a woman his psychiatrist told him to have sex with to help cure his homosexuality.

– Cameroon has rejected recommendations from the United Nations Human Rights Council to decriminalize homosexuality and work to minimize homophobia.

– Students at an Australian Christian School are protesting a letter their principal sent to parents opposing marriage equality.

– Queer Nation protested outside the Metropolitan Opera Monday night, objecting to the Met’s decision to feature two performers who are longtime supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin. More pictures can be found here.