The Morning Pride: August 2, 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 Senate has approved four openly gay ambassador nominees as well as a gay senior Justice Department official, without opposition.

– Two lesbian couples have filed suit challenging Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.

– A new survey from Third Way and the Human Rights Campaign suggests American voters understand marriage equality doesn’t threaten so-called “religious liberty.”


– A new analysis of data from a huge study on transgender people finds increased levels of discrimination among transgender veterans.

– The National Organization for Marriage’s Jennifer Roback Morse admits that she doesn’t want gay people to “stay being homosexual,” but should instead lead a chaste life.

– A tape has come out of President Richard Nixon calling Aristotle a “homo” and complaining that All In The Family was glorifying homosexuality with its “magnificent, handsome guys.”

– The Olympic Games Facebook page has oddly amended its policy about use of the word “gay.”