The Morning Pride: April 18, 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.

– The same 10th Circuit panel that heard Utah’s marriage equality case last week heard Oklahoma’s appeal Thursday, though legal standing proved to be a more contentious question in that case.

– A challenge to Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage had its first hearing Thursday.

– Three transgender veterans have filed a request to have the gender designation changed on their discharge paperwork.


– Here’s a look at how the National Organization for Marriage spins stories to make people who support discrimination look like victims.

– A Florida judge has ruled that the University of Central Florida does not have to release documents related to the publication of Mark Regnerus’ study that made fraudulent claims about gay and lesbian parenting.

– The Gill Foundation has moved its OutGiving conference from the Beverly Hills Hotel because its owner is the Sultan of Brunei, a state that just instituted a new policy allowing gay people to be punished with death by stoning.

– Uganda is preparing to try the first two men charged under the new anti-homosexuality law.

– Months ahead of the World Cup, shirts are on sale in Brazil referring to soccer players with gay slurs.

– The Boy Scouts of America have another gay Eagle Scout, who earned his badge by renovating an LGBT community center, what he called “an act of rebellion against the organization’s homophobic policies.”