The Morning Pride: March 28, 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.

– Marriage equality would be a significant victory, but there are many problems it won’t solve.

– If there are any doubts that Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act as a sign of “moral disapproval of homosexuality,” it’s important to remember that the Family Research Council was responsible for the bill in the first place.

– A new poll from Franklin & Marshall College has found that 52 percent of Pennsylvanians support marriage equality, while 41 percent oppose it.

– The Massachusetts Congressional Delegation joined together on social media to support marriage equality.

– Brian Brown claims that from the National Organization for Marriage’s March against equality, he now knows what it “must have felt like” during the Civil Rights Movement.


– At an anti-gay rally, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) claimed that marriage equality activists “insist on silencing the religious in the cause of tolerance.”

– A Chick-fil-A franchise in Rancho Cucamonga, California gave out coupons for free food to individuals who were marching for marriage equality.

– A bill to protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations failed in the West Virginia legislature because religious protections were added that were so broad, the bill would have been meaningless.

– An Arizona House committee has advanced the bill that codifies transgender discrimination into law.

– Drexel University School of Public Health in Philadelphia will begin offering a certificate in LGBT Health, making it the second program in the country to do so.


– Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly essentially agreed to support marriage equality in an on-air conversation Tuesday.

– Weekend TODAY anchor Jenna Wolfe has come out as gay and announced she’s expecting a child with her partner, NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk.

– Watch Edie Windsor, plaintiff against the Defense of Marriage Act, describe spending decades hiding her identity as she and her wife Thea loved each other in the closet: