The Morning Pride: December 17, 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.

– Last week, the State Department released a review of its work advancing LGBT equality abroad.

– The leadership at Fort Bragg has agreed to meet with Ashley Broadway about her exclusion from the fort’s Officer Spouses group.

– At least one Republican lawmaker in Indiana now opposes the state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

The Dallas Morning News has endorsed marriage equality.

– PPL, Pennsylvania’s primary electricity supplier, has added gender identity to its nondiscrimination policy.

– Tens of thousands marched for marriage equality in France on Sunday.

– The tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Saba has had its first same-sex marriage.

– Anti-gay conservatives like Mike Huckabee and Bryan Fischer have been claiming the Newtown shooting happened because schools don’t have enough religious influence, but Hemant Mehta points out that many violent shootings happen in religious spaces too.

Sir Ian McKellan has “never met a gay person who’s regretted coming out.”

– One Voice Chorus, the LGBT choir of Charlotte, North Carolina, offered this tribute to Chick-fil-A: