The Morning Pride: November 14, 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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– A family in New Jersey refused to tip their waitress — a gay former marine — because her “lifestyle.”

– A new study suggests that both bullies and their victims are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior.

– A British lesbian couple is suing the English National Health Service after being denied access to in-vitro fertilization treatment.

– Luxembourg’s new prime minister, current Luxembourg City Mayor Xavier Bettel, will be the world’s third openly gay national leader, joining Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and Iceland’s retired Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir.

– The Australian state of New South Wales stopped short of becoming the first state in the country to pass marriage equality; the bill failed 19-21.

– Same-sex weddings are no longer illegal in Vietnam, but same-sex marriages are still not legally recognized.