The Morning Pride: April 24, 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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– A new Pew poll analyzes moral attitudes toward homosexuality across many different countries.

– U.S. District Judge Michael McShane played devil’s advocate in the Oregon marriage case because nobody in the courtroom was defending the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

– Chelsea Manning explains the significance of her name being legally changed to “Bradley Edward Manning” to “Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.”

– The University of California System has reached a new tentative contract agreement with graduate student workers that establishes access to gender-neutral restrooms as a “right.”

– The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering allowing transgender students to play on the athletic teams they identify with.

– Gay business owners continue to face discrimination from customers.

Cincinnati Catholics are protesting the new morality clause imposed in teachers’ contracts, with some teachers refusing to sign it.

– A Canadian judge has ruled that transgender people should not have to undergo sex reassignment surgery to obtain revised birth certificates reflecting their gender.

– Trans activists in China are protesting a proposed bill that would allow transgender people to marry, but only if they receive sex reassignment surgery.

– Ugandan Pastor Martin Ssempa, who famously advocated for the anti-homosexuality law, could very well be charged under that law because of the graphic ways he discusses gay sex.

– “Mombian” blogger Dana Rudolph shares her experience bringing her family to the White House Easter Egg Roll.