The Morning Pride: January 20, 2012

Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s 8:45 AM round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but let us know what you’re checking out as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.

– For the first time ever, all 100 of Fortune’s Best Companies To Work For have non-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation.

– The New York Times wonders if the political careers of Republican leaders can survive all their moral hypocrisy.

– South Carolina and Indiana both now offer pro-LGBT equality license plates.

– A Boston doctor who treats transgender youth feels it’s a “privilege to come into daily contact with people I think are heroes.”


– A young transgender activist named Kneena Raheja confronted Rick Santorum yesterday at a press conference, shouting that he has “spilled queer blood.”

– Focus on the Family has reacted to GLSEN’s study of elementary school bullying by trying to scare parents that their kids might might be “indoctrinated” with “Orwelling lessons” on “family diversity.”

– A Judge has ruled that seven conservative Episcopal congregations who broke away from the church because of its support for same-sex relationships could have to turn over more $40 million in property back to the church.

– Hate group leader Tony Perkins was back on CNN yesterday and MSNBC this morning.

– A new poll shows that 63 percent of French citizens support marriage equality.

– Actor Michael K. Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) is HRC’s latest American for Marriage Equality.

– A same-sex binational couple explains the financial hardships they’ve faced trying to stay together in the country: