The Morning Pride: November 8, 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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– Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) will sign the marriage equality bill on November 20.

– A Hawaii judge isn’t convinced that there’s a legal challenge against the legislature passing marriage equality, at least not until it actually does.

– Protesters at the Hawaii Capitol for today’s marriage equality will be split up equally between supporters and opponents.

– The Arkansas Attorney General has finally approved language to add marriage equality to the state constitution.

– The Florida Supreme Court has issued a ruling in a custody battle between a separated lesbian couple that the woman who donated her egg so they could have a child has rights even though she didn’t carry the child.

– A Kansas 8th-grader has been suspended from school for wearing a colorful Vera Bradley bag.

– A gay man in Chickasha, Oklahoma says he and his boyfriend were asked to leave Walmart by an employee who disapproved of their homosexuality.

Hate crime charges have been filed against a 16-year-old in California for attacking a genderqueer teenager by lighting the individual’s skirt on fire.

– A California teacher and football coach says he was harassed and lost his job for being gay.

– An investigation uncovered the IRS employee who leaked the National Organization for Marriage’s tax form, and now NOM has filed suit.

– The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that civil unions must be made available to same-sex couples if made available to different-sex couples.

– Waiting for that phone call can be one of the most stressful parts of the adoption journey: