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The Morning Pride: March 28, 2014

Start your day with a round-up of LGBT political news stories!The post The Morning Pride: March 28, 2014 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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DeWine rejects bottle-deposit issue over two filing mistakes

A proposed statewide ballot issue seeking a vote on a bottle-deposit bill was rejected yesterday by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine DeWine said supporters of the Bottle Bill for Ohio committed two “fatal errors” by not submitting the minimum requirement of 1,000 valid signatures of registered voters and failing to supply a signed circulator statement.

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Obamacare enrollees getting $10 billion in tax credits, report says

Nearly 3.5 million U.S. residents who chose health plans through government-run insurance marketplaces between Oct. 1 and March 1 together qualified for $10 billion in tax credits, according to a report released yesterday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Fami...

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GOP drafts plan to freeze Ohio ‘green’ energy rules

Ohio Senate Republicans will release a plan today to call a halt to annual increases in “green” energy standards. The proposal, first reported by The Dispatch on Sunday, would cancel the next 11 years’ worth of increases in the requirements.

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Maryland House Passes Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections

Maryland is becoming the 18th state to extend nondiscrimination protections to transgender people.The post Maryland House Passes Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Smog Insurance Sales In China Cut Off After A Week

On Thursday, Chinese regulators ordered the country's two largest insurers to stop selling smog coverage.The post Smog Insurance Sales In China Cut Off After A Week appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Federal Appeals Court Refuses To Overturn Texas’ Stringent New Abortion Law

A conservative panel of judges weren't swayed by arguments about Texas women's barriers to exercising their reproductive rights. The post Federal Appeals Court Refuses To Overturn Texas’ Stringent New Abortion Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Oklahoma Appeals Court Overturns Judge That Rejected Name Changes For Transgender Women

An Oklahoma judge that used religious justifications to refuse name changes to trans women has been overturned for the second time by the state Civil Appeals Court.The post Oklahoma Appeals Court Overturns Judge That Rejected Name Changes For Transgender Women appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Making Sense Of The Labor Ruling Allowing Northwestern Football Players To Unionize

Michigan State labor law professors Amy and Robert McCormick talk about the unionization of college athletes.The post Making Sense Of The Labor Ruling Allowing Northwestern Football Players To Unionize appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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12 Times Republicans Claimed Nobody Would Sign Up For Obamacare

Remember when Republicans complained that not enough people signed up for Obamacare? The post 12 Times Republicans Claimed Nobody Would Sign Up For Obamacare appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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