The Morning Pride: April 12, 2013

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.

– A Nevada Senate committee has advanced a bill to repeal the state’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

– Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) believes marriage is “not a civil liberty” and that same-sex marriage will have “grave consequences to the family unit.”

– Equality opponents are pushing a white ribbon campaign, but marriage equality advocates have been wearing white knots for the freedom to marry since 2008.


Rick Santorum admitted that his canceled speech at a Michigan high school was going to be about same-sex marriage, not “leadership,” but now the school has apologized for canceling and invited him back — although students will need a signed permission slip to attend his assembly.

– Zambian activist Paul Kasonkomona has been granted bail after being arrested for advocating that same-sex relationships be decriminalized.

– The LGBT members of the Toronto Police Department have made a new video to “STOP. BULLYING. NOW.

– Kid Rock is “fucking embarrassed to be a Republican” because of the party’s opposition to marriage equality.

– The National Hockey League has formalized its relationship its partnership with the inclusive “You Can Play” Project, aiming to be the most LGBT-inclusive sports organization.


GLAAD is working with a petition to pressure Professor Erik Thoennes at Biola University, an evangelical Christian school, for comparing LGBT students with racists. Listen to the audio from his presentation last September that only just became public:

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