The Morning Pride: October 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.

– John Arthur, the Ohio man who was fighting with his husband to have their marriage recognized, has died at the age of 48 due to his ALS.

– The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund highlights 10 races to watch, LGBT candidates pursuing state and local offices around the country.

– Oklahoma has had its first legal same-sex marriage, thanks to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Native American tribes.

– Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R) wants to impeach state Attorney General Kathleen Kane because she won’t defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

– The Arkansas Catholic teacher fired on her wedding day is demanding an apology from the school even though she doesn’t expect her job back.

– C. C. Winn High School in Eagle Pass, Texas elected two homecoming queens, both allies in the school’s Gay Straight Alliance.

– According to the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, by condemning homophobia, the National Cathedral’s Very Rev. Gary Hall is “encouraging those who do evil.”

– Credit Suisse has launched the first-ever LGBT Equality Index, a stock ticker for companies that have a score of at least 80 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.

– The American Foundation for Equal Rights estimates that with New Jersey, a full third of the country now lives in a state with marriage equality:

AFER 33 Percent marriage equality