The Morning Pride: March 14, 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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– Same-sex couples have filed suit challenging Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage.

– Another suit has been filed challenging Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage.

– Eight same-sex couples married in other states have filed suit in Florida seeking recognition for their unions.

– The Missouri House is considering LGBT nondiscrimination protections.

– A new poll finds that 71 percent of Maryland residents support gender identity nondiscrimination protections.

– In the case of the lesbian couple found murdered in Texas, one of their fathers has been arrested for tampering with evidence, and apparently the family was “not happy” with the girls’ relationship.

– A Phoenix, Arizona trans woman, Monica Jones, was arrested on charges of sex work (“manifesting prostitution”) as part of a sting program in which police target poor queer people of color that are simply suspected of sex work.

– A transgender woman was banned from performing at a Selena tribute in Corpus Christi, Texas because “nobody wants to see a male person dress up like a girl.”

– Watch students at the National University of Ireland, Galway protest against anti-gay Christian activists on campus.

– Lithuania’s proposed ban on “gay propaganda” failed to garner enough support to come up for a vote.