The Morning Pride: January 29, 2014

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"The Morning Pride: January 29, 2014"

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.

Conner Mertens

Conner Mertens

- Rep. Steve Palazzo (R) took to Facebook to complain about the same-sex couples that married at the Grammys, referring to the event as “Hollywood’s version of Matrimony.”

- The city commission of Danville, Kentucky is advancing sexual orientation nondiscrimination protections despite the mayor’s objections.

- A Brooklyn judge has refused to grant a married same-sex couple a second-parent adoption for their child, calling it redundant because both moms are already listed on the birth certificate.

- The National Organization for Marriage loves gay people because it wants to help them “come out of this distorted lifestyle.”

- Residents of Loudon County, Virginia are petitioning to have homophobic Supervisor Eugene A. Delgaudio removed from office.

- A suit has been filed against Tennessee-based Brookdale Senior Living for refusing to provide same-sex benefits to an employee.

- The bishops of the Church of England cannot agree on whether to bless same-sex marriages.

- Trials against gay men in Nigeria have been suspended because of violent mobs eager to punish them for their homosexuality.

- The Russian anti-gay Neo-Nazi that fled to Cuba only to be arrested is now back in Russia and in police custody.

- Conner Mertens at Willamette University is now the first openly bi active college football player. Here’s how his story unfolded.

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