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The Morning Pride: October 6, 2011

By Zack Ford

"The Morning Pride: October 6, 2011"

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Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s 8:45 AM round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but let us know what you’re checking out too. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.

- LGBT groups and individuals are very much a part of the 99 percent movement.

- People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch has a compilation of the views held by speakers at this weekend’s Values Voters Summit. Watch it:

- Proponents of Proposition 8 continue to argue that Judge Walker’s ruling against the discriminatory measure should be vacated because he is gay.

- Meanwhile, Equality California has announced it is not going to try to repeal Prop 8 at the ballot in 2012.

- A San Francisco binational same-sex couple facing separation by deportation is reaching out to everyone they can for assistance.

- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Chair of the Democratic National Committee, spoke at an Immigration Equality event earlier this week.

- Brand McInerney will be retried for the killing of his gay classmate, Lawrence King. He will still be charged as an adult, although the hate crime charge has been dropped.

- The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board has approved new guidelines for spending on ballot measures, but the National Organization for Marriage intends to violate them.

- Freshman Tea Party Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) has come out against North Carolina’s proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

- Transgender New Yorkers are still waiting for equality through the passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA).

- New York Times blogger Linda Greenhouse explores the phenomenon of public officials using their beliefs as an excuse to compromise their duties.

- The Green Bay City Council continues to discriminate against same-sex couples, denying them domestic partner benefits.

- A lesbian couple claims they were kicked out of the St. Louis Four Seasons hotel for kissing in the jacuzzi. Watch a local news report on the incident.

- Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns has proclaimed October 12 as Bullying Awareness Day in the city.

- Religious leaders are criticizing UK Prime Minister David Cameron for speaking out on behalf of marriage equality.

- Mexican President Felipe Calderón is taking heat for a comment he made that many perceive as homophobic.

- YouTube personality Davey Wavey made a touching tribute to young people who have been bullied. Watch it:

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