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The Morning Pride: July 3, 2013

By Zack Ford on July 3, 2013 at 8:32 am

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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.

- The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee has scheduled a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) for July 10.

- Should ENDA be rebranded as a “Freedom To Work” bill so people actually understand its importance?

- New Jersey Democrats are pressuring their Republican colleagues to override Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) marriage equality veto.

- The New Mexico Supreme Court has asked the state Attorney General and Santa Fe County clerk to respond with their legal arguments for why marriage equality should be allowed in the state.

- Eleven same-sex couples have filed suit to overturn Arkansas’s ban on same-sex marriage.

- Here’s some everyday homophobia on the New York City subway.

- A quick history of ex-gay therapist Richard Cohen, leading all the way up to this month’s supposed “Ex-Gay Pride Month.”

- The Dominican Republic Catholic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez condemned the U.S.’s new ambassador to the country as a “maricón” — a “faggot.”

- A bill to legalize ex-gay therapy in Brazil has been withdrawn, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t someday come back.

- Because of France’s treaties with some homophobic countries, individuals from those 11 countries cannot marry a same-sex partner in France.

- Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) explains how he came to support ENDA and employment protections for transgender people in particular:

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