The Morning Pride: November 5, 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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Mississippi and Texas may join Oklahoma in defying Pentagon directive that National Guard members have their same-sex spouses recognized by state facilities.

– A researcher at the University of Maine has found that the more conservative a state is, the more inflated polling on marriage equality may be, because people tend to say what they think will sound “socially desirable” — a sort of LGBT “Bradley Effect.”

– Though a new poll shows that 52 percent of South Carolinians oppose marriage equality, that’s a far cry from the 78 percent who voted for the state’s anti-gay amendment in 2006.

Wabash College and DePauw University have come out against Indiana’s proposed amendment banning same-sex marriage.

– A Kansas inmate says the husband he legally married in Iowa is not allowed to visit him.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called on the Senate to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

– How an anti-gay Mississippi town obstructed a gay bar from opening — an action for which the town is now being sued.

– Meet the college athlete, diver Jesse Allard, who came out as gay, returned to the closet, and then came out again for good.

– AllOut is developing a new film calling on the International Olympic Committee to do more to protect LGBT athletes at the Russian Winter Games. Here’s a tease: