The Morning Pride: July 11, 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 Marines have also been given the okay to wear their uniforms in this weekend’s San Diego LGBT Pride parade.

– Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is announcing today that she will not defend against a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

New Mexico transgender students will not be permitted to play on the teams with which they identify.

– The District of Columbia has finalized a law allowing trans and intersex residents to update their birth certificates.

– POLL: Iowa voters are supportive of marriage equality, but not by much.

– Michigan’s Meridian Township has passed sweeping LGBT nondiscrimination protections.

– An Indianapolis student who was bullied relentlessly for being gay and gender nonconforming, then expelled for trying to defend himself, has won a $65,000 settlement in a suit against the negligent school.


– The marriage equality bill has passed through its Report stage in the British House of Lords and is set for its Third Reading next Monday.

– The straight men and the gay men who threatened to marry their girlfriends have made peace with each other: