The Morning Pride: February 28, 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.

– A court order mandates that Kentucky must now recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

– Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) has signed a bill allowing couples married in other states or who have entered a civil union in Colorado to file joint state tax returns.

– The state of Idaho has set aside $1 million to defend its ban on same-sex marriage.

– The Iowa Senate unanimously approved a bill that modernizes laws criminalizing the transmission of HIV.

– As marriage equality begins arriving in Illinois, Loyola University in Chicago has approved a policy banning same-sex couples from marrying on campus grounds.

– A group of ten gay men and lesbians was arrested in Jordan for having a party.

– Ugandan scientists are claiming that President Yoweri Museveni and his party misrepresented their findings about homosexuality to justify signing the anti-homosexuality bill into law.

– Jason Collins presented the Shepard family with one of his jerseys Thursday night. Even before he came out, Collins has worn #98 in remembrance of Matthew Shepard, who was the victim of a fatal hate crime in 1998.