The Morning Pride: April 29, 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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– The Department of Defense’s new Human Goals Charter notably offers no support for transgender troops or civilian workers.

– Louisiana lawmakers killed a bill that would have created nondiscrimination protections in housing based on sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, source of income, domestic abuse victim status, and conviction record.

– A new poll finds that 61 percent of Coloradans support marriage equality, while just 33 percent oppose it.

Three Fortune 500 companies are now supporting the LGBT-inclusive Missouri Non-discrimination Act (MONA), Sprint, Monsanto, and Express Scripts.

– Former Michigan state Rep. Lorence Wenke has left the Republican Party in part because of its anti-gay platform; he’ll run for state Senate in November as a Libertarian.

– Two transgender people have filed suits against New Jersey police departments over alleged discrimination and harassment.

– Uganda is considering a new anti-gay law, which would ban all non-governmental organizations from promoting homosexuality, including foreign groups working in the country.