The Morning Pride: December 10, 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.

– TurboTax will provide free support for married same-sex couples figuring out how to file their federal taxes jointly, including whether they’re entitled to refunds for previously filed returns.

– The University of Evansville is the latest institution to oppose Indiana’s proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

– Parents continue to complain about the transgender student (“Jane Doe”) at Colorado’s Florence High School, even though the school board has rejected accusations that she did anything to harass other students.

– A Tel Aviv Family Court has approved Israel’s second-ever same-sex divorce.

– The UK government actually warned Sir Ian McKellen “not to go to Russia” because of its anti-gay laws.

– The English Football Association has banned Aeris Houlihan from playing soccer for two years as she transitions to female, even though her documents all identify her as female and her hormone levels are the same of a woman’s.


– Advice columnist Amy Dickinson has once again offered some heartwarming advice to a same-sex family struggling with unaccepting parents.

– The United Nations commemorates today’s 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by tracking the progress of LGBT rights since then: