The Morning Pride: June 6, 2012

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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– Most of the funding opposing Maryland’s marriage equality law is coming from out of state via the National Organization for Marriage.

– A petition is calling upon Best Buy to come out against Minnesota’s marriage inequality amendment.


– A Christian school in Ohio rescinded a job offer to a teacher after learning he was gay.

– The city council of Charlotte, North Carolina may consider domestic partner benefits next week.

– The mayor of St. Louis, Missouri is advocating for firefighters to receive domestic partner benefits as well.

– A new study shows that LGBT investors are more confident about their retirement savings than the general population, but it could be because they know they have to offset the spousal benefits they won’t receive through Social Security and other federal government programs.

– The former spokesman for a Lutheran anti-gay group has been indicted for possession of child pornography.

– The Netherlands will no longer cover ex-gay therapy in basic health insurance packages.

– Janet Jackson has signed on to produce a documentary about lives of transgender people worldwide.