The Morning Pride: October 7, 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.

– A new poll finds that 57 percent of Nevadans are prepared to repeal the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

– The National Organization for Marriage remains quite cozy with the Illinois Family Institute, an anti-LGBT hate group, in opposing marriage equality for the supposed sake of the children.

– Meanwhile, Maggie Gallagher continues to peddle a Regnerus-like study with no foundation for its negative conclusions about same-sex parenting.

– Mormon Apostle Dallin Oaks explained over the weekend that the Church’s position on homosexuality hasn’t changed; acting on same-sex attraction is a sin and “immoral,” and may also be to blame for the country’s declining birthrate.

– After blocking marriage equality scholar from speaking on campus, Providence College has now passed a non-discrimination statement that includes sexual orientation and gender identity.

– American Catholics like the new Pope, but remain more liberal on social issues than the Church’s leadership.

– Two Columbia, South Carolina police officers refused to help protect the South Carolina Pride Parade, but their superiors are not pleased with the compromise.

– Concord High School in New Hampshire named its first transgender homecoming king last weekend, Ray Ramsey.

– Florida teen Kaitlyn Hunt has accepted a plea deal for the charges of having a relationship with an underage girl.

– The State Department has issued new guidance warning LGBT travelers who may be headed for Russia.

– Russia has stopped all adoptions to Sweden because the country affords equal rights to same-sex couples.

– Colombia’s first same-sex marriage has been annulled in response to a constitutional challenge from an anti-equality group.

– Meet Harvard Business Schools’ first openly transgender student.

– One Texas dad had a creative solution after his son got in trouble for bullying; he had to stand by a busy street holding a sign that read, “I am a bully! Honk if you hate bullies.”