The Morning Pride: July 13, 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 Baltimore Sun has endorsed marriage equality.

– Washington, DC has sworn in the first two trans members of its Human Rights Commission.

– The Dallas, Texas couple that protested being denied a marriage license is facing harsher punishments for their sit-in than other activists have.


– The Omaha Catholic Archdiocese has blocked a same-sex wedding announcement from being posted in in Catholic high school newsletter.

– Chile has approved hate crime legislation.

– Though funding originally fell through there will be a Pride House at the London Olympic Games.

– British activist Peter Tatchell is calling on the Olympic Committee to ban all countries that discriminates against women, ethnic, religious, or LGBT minorities.

Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and his family are HRC’s latest Americans for Marriage Equality.

– Today’s editorial cartoon in the Dallas Voice mocks Exodus International for admitting ex-gay therapy cannot change sexual orientation: