The Morning Pride: September 25, 2013


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– How to make sense of the fact that transgender people have some employment protections under Title VII but still need the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

– A new poll finds that a majority (64-36) of Hoosiers believe amending the Indiana state constitution to ban same-sex marriage is not the right way to address the issues, but they’d oppose it by a narrower margin (46-43).

– Sedona has become the fourth Arizona city to approve civil unions for same-sex couples, joining Tucson, Bisbee, and Jerome.

– Colorado State Sen. Kent Lambert (R) believes the state’s civil unions law is a “mind-control experiment.”

– A new report finds that the LGBT baby boomers, the first out generation of older adults, are facing discrimination in employment, health care, and are still struggling with HIV and family acceptance.

– Providence College, a Catholic university in Rhode Island, has uninvited marriage equality proponent John Corvino because he acts “in defiance of our fundamental moral principles,” though Corvino points out that the school didn’t believe the professor scheduled to debate him had “sufficient time to prepare.”

– H. Adam Ackley, a professor at Azusa Pacific University, was asked to leave his job after revealing he identifies as transgender.

– A Pennsylvania school has refused to allow a transgender boy to run for homecoming king; he remains on the ballot for homecoming queen.

– A church in State College, Pennsylvania has fired its pastor for performing a same-sex wedding.

– A petition targeting the American Family Association calls on them to stop attacking kids, citing Bryan Fischer’s singling out of Cassidy Lynn Campbell, the transgender student who was crowned homecoming queen this weekend.

-A Russian parents’ group wants President Vladimir Putin to cancel Elton John’s concert because he “intends to come out in support of local sodomites.”

– Don’t worry, the rainbow-painted lamp post in Magnitogorsk, Russia that demarcates the border between Europe and Asia is not in violation of the law against “gay propaganda” — it doesn’t even have red or orange on it.