The Morning Pride: May 10, 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.

– Equality opponents may claim a victory in North Carolina this week, but Amendment One passed with the lowest percentage of the vote of all southern state marriage amendments.

– Those opposed to Washington’s new marriage equality law have collected 70,000 of the 120,577 signatures necessary to challenge the law at the ballot, but they have only a month to collect the rest.

– Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) remains confident that voters in his state would support marriage equality in a referendum.


– The Indiana PTA Conference has adopted an anti-bullying policy to protect LGBT students.

– The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that employers are liable if they fail to protect employees from harassment based on their sexual orientation.

– A California massage clinic hired and fired a trans teen in the same day.

– After seven years since its original introduction, Chile has finally approved a hate crimes law that protects against anti-gay violvence.

– Why are gay men always associated with limp wrists?

– Representatives from the Family Equality Council, including several same-sex families, helped close the New York Stock Exchange yesterday: