The Morning Pride: February 11, 2014


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– Tennessee has introduced its own “license to discriminate” bills, which would allow anyone to use religion to discriminate against a same-sex couple.

– Continuing the piecemeal approach, same-sex couples have filed a new suit in Ohio asking that their marriages be recognized on the birth certificates of their children.

– A group of 13 activists was arrested in Utah for blocking doors to the Senate committee rooms, demanding lawmakers consider an LGBT nondiscrimination bill.

– The NCAA has come out against Indiana’s proposed amendment banning same-sex marriage (HJR-3), but doesn’t plan to take any action toward opposing it.

– Legislation has been introduced to legalize marriage equality in Wyoming, one of the few remaining states without a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

– Wisconsin state Rep. Jon Richards (D), who is running for state attorney general, says he wouldn’t defend the state’s ban of same-sex marriage if elected.

– Some same-sex families seeking health insurance through state exchanges are still being denied family plans, like in Pennsylvania.

– A new study shows that African Americans account for a very high percentage of the HIV infection rate, but only a third who have tested positive have actually obtained treatment to achieve “viral suppression.”

– A new report from the UK finds that lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth face a high risk of online bullying.

– Casey Stoney, captain of the women’s UK Arsenal Ladies soccer team, has come out, saying she was inspired by Olympic Diver Tom Daley.