The Morning Pride: February 14, 2014


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– An Alabama same-sex couple has filed suit challenging that state’s ban on same-sex marriage. (That makes new suits in Alabama, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Louisiana in the past week or so.)

– Idaho is the latest state to introduce legislation allowing a “license to discriminate” against same-sex couples.

– Wyoming lawmakers defeated two marriage-related bills, one that would’ve allowed for same-sex marriage, and one that would have prevented same-sex marriages from other states from being recognized.

– Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) has endorsed marriage equality.

– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will now refer to “unprotected sex” as “condomless sex,” acknowledging that there are other ways to protect against HIV infection.

– Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (D) reflects on how meaningful the arrival of marriage equality was.

– Carl DeMaio, an openly gay Republican running for Congress from California, has produced an ad that includes him holding his partner’s hand.

– New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has proposed a budget that restores funding to LGBT youth homelessness services.

– Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has proposed that bail be denied to anyone arrested on suspicion of having gay sex.

– ABC News takes a look inside Russia’s largest gay nightclub, Moscow’s Central Station, which has been repeatedly targeted with violence and vandalism.

– Facebook now offers 50 different variations for how users can display their gender identity.