The Morning Pride: August 19, 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.

– California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R) is pulling his son out of public school because the new trasngender inclusion law “is now forcibly violating the rights of the other 98 percent.”

– The Navy offers “5 things you need to know about same-sex spouse benefits,” complete with a pic of a Navy same-sex proposal.

– Should states recognize common-law same-sex marriages?


– The New Mexico Supreme Court is not rushing to make any decisions about marriage equality.

Hawaii’s Congressional delegation is united in supporting marriage equality.

– The Republican Party of Alabama is considering an amendment to its bylaws that would remove the College Republicans chair for supporting marriage equality.

– Marriage equality has officially taken effect in New Zealand.

– Perhaps thanks to the backlash to Russia’s anti-gay laws, Armenian police abandoned their similar proposal.

– Ugandan lawmakers remain hesitant about passing the “kill the gays” bill because they don’t want to lose foreign aid.

– Stone Cold Steve Austin reminded everyone of his support for marriage equality.

– What can a kindergartner teach us about understanding gender identity?