The Morning Pride: September 23, 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.

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– Today is Celebrate Bisexuality Day, and bi advocates will meet at the White House about how to better support the bi community.

– Tennessee denies name changes to same-sex couples that marry in another state.

– New Mexico Attorney General Gary King (D) issues a new statement supporting marriage equality, pointing out that such civil rights rights issues should not be put to a popular vote.

– Sean Eldridge, LGBT Activist and husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, announced Sunday he’ll be running for Congress in New York state.

– Texas Republican candidates unanimously oppose LGBT equality.

– Conservatives in San Antonio are trying to recall city council members who supported the LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance.

– A student at Smith College wants to start a straights-only sorority because she feels marginalized as a minority.

– Finland’s Parliament may soon consider marriage equality thanks to a successful citizen’s initiative.

– A Costa Rica court has closed a loophole in a law that might have allowed for same-sex civil unions.

– Watch as an official from the International Olympic Committee does her best to defend her belief that Russia will simply not enforce its own anti-gay laws during the Sochi 2014 games.

– The Metropolitan Opera House is not dedicating its Tchaikovsky performance to the oppressed gay citizens of Russia because the Met simply doesn’t take political stances.