The Morning Pride: October 25, 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 new pol shows that two-thirds of the country believes marriage equality is “inevitable everywhere in US.”

– Conservatives at the American Principles Project, including Maggie Gallagher, are trying to convince Republicans it’s still okay to be anti-gay, but the evidence doesn’t really support their claims.

– The National Organization for Marriage is running ads in Hawaii claiming that marriage equality is “damaging our people.”

– The United Way of the Bluegrass has cut nearly $100,000 in funding for the Boy Scouts of America in central Kentucky because of its continuing ban on gay Scout leaders. The Family Foundation of Kentucky accused United Way of “targeting a group for persecution because it didn’t hold a particular political position.”

– La Feria High School in Texas is trying to prohibit a trans student’s yearbook photo from being printed because he wore a tux instead of a dress.

– A waiter at a Kansas Carrabba’s received — instead of a tip — a note condemning his homosexual lifestyle and “fag choices.”

Croatia’s parliament has advanced a referendum to pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

– NOM, Focus on the Family, and the Alliance Defense Fund all met with the author of Russia’s law banning “gay propaganda.”

– Lambda Legal offers this love story from New Jersey: