The Morning Pride: March 21, 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.

– New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is undecided about whether he supports a bill banning ex-gay therapy for minors.

– Delaware will see marriage equality legislation this year, but it’s unclear when.

– Bay Harbor Islands, Florida has unanimously approved a domestic partnership ordinance.

– A new Public Policy Polling poll of Florida finds that people from all political parties strongly support legal recognition of same-sex couples.


– A California Boy Scout Council has denounced the ban on gay Scouts because 81 percent of its members support inclusion.

– The school district in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania will allow students to form a gay-straight alliance for one week while it reconsiders letting it form permanently.

– Georgia lawmakers are poised to consider anti-bullying and nondiscrimination legislation.

– LGBQ student athletes in higher education are particularly vulnerable to harassment.

Sexual assault and rape culture are LGBT issues.

– Uganda’s president has denied that his country persecutes LGBT people.

– Folk singer Michelle Shocked has tried to explain her anti-gay remarks, including an open letter claiming she never made them, but the audio recording of her making them tells a very different story.

– Only 5 percent of Major League Baseball players know a gay player, but 50 percent own a gun.

– Check out the kind of conversations dads have on the subway these days.

– The Anti-Defamation League imagines a world without hate: