The Morning Pride: May 6, 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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– Most state Republican Parties still oppose marriage equality, and some take anti-gay stances that are quite a bit more offensive — and unconstitutional.

– A federal judge heard oral arguments Monday in a case challenging Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage.

– A Missouri judge has granted the state’s first same-sex divorce despite its constitutional amendment that bans the recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages.

– The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund won a case in Niagara County, New York on behalf of a transgender woman who was denied a fee waiver when she couldn’t afford to file her name change.

– Video documentarian Tim McCarthy provides an inside look at Uganda’s ex-gay community.

– Twin brothers Liam and August Easton-Calabria both received the Eagle Scout Award this weekend, but Liam will soon be kicked out because he is gay.

– Can a new coach and a transgender defender salvage the American Samoa soccer team?