The Morning Pride: July 3, 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.

– This weekend, a group of 150 Mormons publicly “declared their independence from Mormonism” in protest of the Church’s positions on social issues.

– Sorry, Jitters and Bliss Coffee, you cannot partner with the National Organization for Marriage and “maintain a neutral corporate position on marriage,” regardless of what NOM’s press releases say.

– A lesbian couple has come forward saying their family was also discriminated against by an athletic club in Roanoke.


– The Alliance Defense Fund has appealed the case of the discriminating wedding photographer to the New Mexico Supreme Court.

– A new fund will help educate New York City police to not profile transgender women.

– Argentina’s president personally delivered the first national identity cards under a new law that recognizes transgender citizens’ authentic gender.

– Meet the California man who walked across the country to raise awareness for LGBT rights.