The Morning Pride: December 20, 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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– A new poll suggests 52 percent of Ohioans would vote for a constitutional amendment to legalize same-sex marriage.

– The city of Houston will appeal a court decision preventing benefits from being offered to employees’ same-sex partners.

– Some of Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) constituents protested at his Miami office, demanding he stop blocking the nomination of Judge William Thomas, who would be the first openly gay black male federal judge.

– Watch Fox News’ Megyn Kelly promise blogger Jeremy Hooper that she’ll hold the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins accountable for his anti-gay beliefs, and then turn around and not hold him accountable for his anti-gay beliefs.

– A Catholic educators group has removed three books that included depictions of same-sex families from its implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

– Students at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Washington protested the resignation of their vice principal, who was forced out for marrying his same-sex partner, and the protest spread through social media to other nearby Catholic schools.

– The new head of the World Psychiatric Association has come out as gay.

– A bill that would have protected LGBT people from discrimination has failed in the Brazilian Senate.

– Bob Newhart has backed out of speaking at an event sponsored by the anti-gay Catholic group Legatus.

– The Ramat Gan Zoological Center in Israel has discovered that one of its penguin couples are both female.

– Watch this new LGBT PSA being distributed in China: