The Morning Pride: October 3, 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 are the top 10 states for LGBT workers?

– Another court has affirmed that gay military servicemembers are eligible for spousal benefits.

– Justice Antonin Scalia says that he hasn’t yet expressed his view about same-sex marriage.

– Pennsylvania lawmakers are introducing a marriage equality bill.

– Lambda Legal is going to try to fight any stay of the New Jersey marriage equality ruling.

– The Montana Department of Revenue will not recognize same-sex marriage for tax filing purposes because of a state constitutional amendment.

– Kaitlyn Hunt, the Florida teen being charged for a lesbian relationship with a younger girl, has been offered a new plea deal that will allow her to avoid registering as a sex offender, which she is accepting.

– Transgender student Domaine Javier is suing California Baptist University for having her admission revoked after school officials learned that she was trans.

– A lesbian couple is suing their New York City landlord for refusing to recognize their marriage and list both of them as co-tenants.

– An Iowa court has upheld the conviction of a man for having sex with another man without disclosing his HIV status, even though he wore a condom and the virus was not transmitted.

– A Russian court has upheld a ruling by the United Nationals Human Rights Committee that a local law banning “gay propaganda” — put in place before the nationwide law — violated the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

– The World Congress of Families, a U.S. conservative Christian group, is taking credit for shutting down Belgrade Pride, not acknowledging it that the government canceled it because of massive threats of anti-gay violence.

– Going Viral: A letter from a grandfather to his daughter disowning her for disowning his grandson for being gay.