The Morning Pride: December 19, 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.

Eugene and Eric - 60 Years

CREDIT: Dan Sadowsky/OPB

– The White House reminds of the many ways that Obamacare benefits the LGBT community.

– Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) condemned the Michigan Republicans for not speaking out against Dave Agema’s homophobic remarks.

– Cottonwood, Arizona is the latest municipality in the state to approve of civil unions for same-sex partners.

– A new poll finds that 90 percent of Louisianans support LGBT nondiscrimination protections.

– Twenty girls were expelled from a Ugandan school for claims that they were “recruiting girls into lesbianism.”

– McDonald’s will not be taking a political stand against Russia’s anti-gay laws as an Olympic sponsor.

– The Netherlands has passed a new law that will allow transgender people to obtain new identification without undergoing sterilizing gender identity surgery.

– An Oregon same-sex couple (pictured above) who have been together since they met 60 years ago traveled to Washington to marry, in hopes they can claim Social Security benefits to better support each other for their remaining years.