The Morning Pride: August 30, 2012

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 University of Texas at Austin has found no evidence of scientific misconduct by Mark Regnerus, but that doesn’t mean his gay parenting study wasn’t “seriously flawed.”

– Washington state’s Public Disclosure Commission has warned that it would be a violation of state law for Catholic parishes to collect donations against marriage equality as an intermediary for the campaign. What else is Preserve Marriage Washington hiding?

– The gay artist who vandalized a Chick-fil-A with “Tastes Like Hate” won’t be charged after agreeing to pay restitution.

– Columbus, Ohio’s domestic partner registry took effect this week.

– Colorado Rep. B.J. Nikkel (R) is speaking out about the bigoted backlash she experienced from fellow Republicans when she voted in support of civil unions.


– The Australian state of Tasmania has advanced marriage equality in its Legislative Assembly, the lower house of its parliament.

– A play about homosexuality has been cancelled in Uganda after the country’s Media Council told producers a day before opening that the script needed to be cleared by authorities.