The Morning Pride: April 21, 2014


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– This week, a federal judge will hear a challenge to Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage.

– A California judge has ruled that the state does not have to turn over records related to the validation of signatures to opponents of a new law protecting transgender students.

– A 72-year-old immigrant will challenge the 1975 decision that he was ineligible for a green card because he “failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.”

– Watch conservative Ralph Reed contradict himself on same-sex parenting in less than a minute.

– Six of the seven Illinois Republican Party officials who wanted to oust the chair for supporting marriage equality have been replaced.

– A new poll shows that more Texans support marriage equality than oppose it.

– The principal architect of Virginia’s current constitution and two other constitutional scholars all support marriage equality.

– A Nebraska school has apologized for encouraging the victims of bullying not to tattle on their bullies, and other bad advice.

– The Archbishop of Canterbury believes it would be nearly “impossible” for some of the Church of England’s followers in Africa to support LGBT rights.

– Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has threatened to expel any diplomats who support LGBT equality.

– Broadway’s Playbill magazine will change its iconic black-and-yellow to a rainbow design for Pride Month in June.