The Morning Pride: March 26, 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.

– Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) made fun of Rick Santorum’s position on same-sex marriage this weekend, comparing it to his degree in animal husbandry.

– The vote on North Carolina’s Amendment One is 44 days away. Opponents of the discriminatory provision continue to get support from Democratic candidates and church leaders.

– The Illinois Senate killed a bill that would have allowed religious organizations to discriminate against same-sex couples in civil unions.

– The Williams Institute describes the painful impact of workplace discrimination.

– Hollins University, a women’s college, struggles with an archaic policy that is not inclusive of trans men.

– Opponents of the proposed Anchorage non-discrimination policy claim no protection is needed because there’s “no widespread discrimination.”


– A Catholic school in New Jersey canceled a production of The Laramie Project, a play about the murder of Matthew Shepard, claiming it could create an “undesired and potentially damaging controversy.”

– A Pennsylvania same-sex couple was denied a family discount at their local swimming pool.

– Many central Pennsylvanian religious groups are helping foster LGBT acceptance.

– SAGE has released a new guide for improving the services for older LGBT adults.

– It seems the British government’s proposal to legalize same-sex marriage has some opposition.

– Check out a massive recap of this weekend’s Reason Rally.

– A Canadian Miss Universe contestant was ejected from the competition because she is trans.