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.
- Above: A Maryland lesbian couple gets engaged Tuesday night at President Obama’s headquarters in Chicago after news that marriage equality had passed in their home state.
- The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund endorsed 180 openly LGBT candidates in the election, and at least 118 of them won. Here’s the list.
- A new poll shows that 90 percent of gays and lesbians voted for President Obama and 41 percent gave to his campaign.
- Baltimore has already launched a tourism page for same-sex couples to hold their wedding there.
- The City Commission in Hallandale Beach, Florida has voted to provide a tax equity reimbursement for city employees who receive domestic partnership benefits.
- The new Archbishop of Canterbury, Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, is a staunch opponent of marriage equality.
- The parents of a bullied gay youth in the Netherlands have published his suicide note in a local newspaper.
- Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo says winning marriage equality in Maryland was like “I woke up and it’s Christmas,” adding, “Who cares what they think in the locker room? Who cares what they think anywhere? The people decided.”
- Wait for it… wait for it… watch as Minnesotans United for All Families gets the news that they successfully defeated the inequality amendment: