The Morning Pride: April 17, 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.

– Another same-sex couple has filed suit challenging Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage.

– Almost 3,000 same-sex couples have married in New Jersey since it became legal nearly six months ago.

– LGBT parents continue to face bias in the courts in child custody cases.

– An Illinois transgender woman is suing because she was denied hormone replacement surgery by her doctor in violation of the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination protections.


– Texas transgender substitute teacher Laura Jane Klug, who was “suspended” from teaching because parents objected to her identity, claims she’s still not receiving calls to substitute. It could be because, though she was informed she was reinstated, the superintendent still hasn’t made up his mind.

– The student government at the University of Houston has approved a bill that would allow trans students to update their gender identification in their student records.

– Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention admitted Wednesday he believes the myth that homosexuality is caused by sexual molestation.

– The National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown believes that LGBT nondiscrimination protections are “totalitarian.”

– Russia is considering mandatory fingerprinting to track people who are HIV-positive.

Ethiopia has canceled both an anti-gay rally and legislation that would have made it so that convictions for homosexuality were ineligible for presidential pardons.