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The Morning Pride: May 16, 2013

By Zack Ford

"The Morning Pride: May 16, 2013"

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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.

- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is fighting for equal benefits for married gay, lesbian, and bisexual servicemembers and veterans.

- Fox News largely ignored the marriage equality victories in Rhode Island, Delaware, and Minnesota.

- It looks like the Texas legislature is taking up some anti-LGBT legislation before the session ends.

- Princeton and Syracuse have joined the growing number of universities ensuring their employee health plans include transition-related coverage for people who might be transgender.

- The National Organization for Marriage will have a tough case to make if it does sue the IRS for leaking its tax return, seeing as how its former chair, Maggie Gallagher, believes it was a low-level employee who was duped, not engaging in criminal behavior.

- More than 20 percent of same-sex couples now live in states where they can marry; in 2009 it was only about 5 percent.

- LISTEN: Homophobe Richard P. Sheridan is not happy that he lost his election for Dallas City Council — really not happy.

- Meet Kevin Grayson, another out NFL prospect.

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