The Morning Pride: December 24, 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.

– Utah has issued about 700 marriage licenses so far to same-sex couples.

– An Indiana court has ruled that marriages are still valid even if one of the partners is undergoes a gender transition and the marriage now appears to be a same-sex wedding.

– A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit challenging Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage to proceed.

– For the second time in two years, a Texas bar has been accused of kicking out people for being gay; in this case, two men were dancing together.

– John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, believes the country should undergo a constitutional convention for the sole purpose of banning same-sex marriage.

– 60 years after he committed suicide after having been convicted of “gross indecency” for being gay, master codebreaker Alan Turing has been pardoned by the Queen of England.

Thousands rallied in Salt Lake City, Utah Monday night in support of marriage equality, though opponents were noticeably absent.

– Watch this video montage of couples marrying in Utah Friday night after Judge Shelby’s ruling, and see more photos here: