The Morning Pride: January 31, 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.

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– Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) has introduced a bill that would ensure the records are changed so that anybody discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is designated as having had an honorable discharge.

– A Hawaii judge has ruled that the state’s new marriage equality law is constitutional, despite opponents’ attempts to chalenge its passage.

– A new poll shows that 72 percent of Pennsylvanians support LGBT nondiscrimination protections.

– A Virginia House committee has killed a bill that would have banned ex-gay therapy for minors.

– A proposed bill in California would ensure that transgender people’s identity is consistent on their death certificates.

– A Massachusetts Catholic school rescinded a job offer after learning that the prospective employee had a same-sex spouse; now Matthew Barrett is suing the school for discrimination.

– The Mexican Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples with any sort of legal union deserve the same pensions and health benefits as other couples.

– A Russian newspaper editor has been fined about $1,400 under the country’s ban on “gay propaganda” for publishing an interview with someone who said that being gay is normal.

– Barneys New York has unveiled a new ad campaign featuring 17 transgender models: