The Morning Pride: September 4, 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.

– As was originally drafted, the finalized platform of the Democratic Party includes full support for marriage equality and employment nondiscrimination protections.

– Meet some of the transgender delegates to the Democratic Convention.

Nine anti-gay preachers were arrested Saturday for violating New Orleans’ aggressive solicitation ordinance during the Southern Decadence celebration.


– A Christian couple who refused to serve gay couples at their business has taken their case to the European Court of Human Rights.

– A Brazilian court has ruled that a gay father is entitled to paternity leave.

– The Polish government is planning to introduce a law allowing for same-sex civil partnerships.

– Shakib Qortbawi, Lebanon’s justice minister, has called for an end to anal probes that supposedly “test” if men are gay.

I have to praise you: DJ Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) says supporting marriage equality is a “no brainer,” and he talks to his 11-year-old son about it too.


– Stevie Wonder has walked back his comments about gay people being “confused,” telling The Advocate, “love is love,” and the world needs more of it.

– University of Minnesota basketball star Trevor Mbakwe has come out against the marriage inequality amendment.

– Openly gay Paralympic equestrian Lee Pearson won a gold, a silver, and a bronze medal at this year’s games.