The Morning Pride: April 22, 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.

– The Delaware House of Represenatives is expected to vote on marriage equality on Tuesday.

– The Rhode Island Senate Judiciary committee will also finally vote on marriage equality on Tuesday.

– Several prominent religious leaders in Rhode Island have called on the Senate not to water down the marriage bill with religious exemptions.

– A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Ohio voters support marriage equality 48–44.

– The Family Research Council has been caught photoshopping a picture of a fake Boy Scouts of America meeting for its latest video.

– Last week the City Council of Pocatello, Idaho defeated LGBT nondiscrimination protections by a 3–3 vote.

– A member of the Philadelphia city council has proposed a rule to require new city-owned buildings to include gender-neutral restrooms.

– Rio de Janeiro has become the 11th state in Brazil to allow same-sex couples to marry.

– A Louisiana State University football player has apologized for saying gay athletes can’t play because they’re sissies.


– Why did Arrested Development have to resort to transphobia to promote its new season? (Notably, the promo is no longer posted on Facebook.)

– At this weekend’s GLAAD Media Awards, Glee’s Darren Criss performed a special rendition of “Call Me Maybe” about the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8: