The Morning Pride: April 16, 2013

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.

– A Williams Institute study suggests that marriage equality would bring $42 million to Minnesota over the first three years.

– More than 91 percent of undergraduates at Brown University would support marriage equality in Rhode Island.

– One of the National Organization for Marriage’s favorite talking heads, Frank Turek, argues that heterosexual-only marriage doesn’t discriminate against gays and lesbians because they benefit from it just like they benefit from the police. (He seems to forget that hasn’t always been true.)

– Around 70 anti-marriage equality protesters were arrested in Paris for setting up a campsite outside the National Assembly as tensions rise over the bill’s impending passage.

– Watch Margaret Thatcher’s anti-gay speech from 1987, in which she claims that when children are taught it’s okay to be gay, they are “cheated of a sound start in life — yes, cheated.”.

– Major League Soccer launched a new “Don’t Cross The Line” campaign against discrimination, but the same day, a San Jose Earthquake player called an opponent a “fucking faggot.”

– Andrew Garfield, of The Amazing Spider Man and The Social Network, supports same-sex marriage because “there is no argument against equality.

– Did Louis C.K. insinuate that pedophiles are gay men in his latest special?