The Morning Pride: May 11, 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.

– Senator John Kerry and 16 of his colleagues have urged the White House to delay the deportation of immigrants who cannot access legal status because of their same-sex marriages.

– During this West Coast campaign tour this week, President Obama referenced his new support of the freedom to marry, telling a Seattle crowd, “We are moving forward” on equality.

– Are the Democrats rethinking whether to hold their convention in North Carolina because Amendment One passed?

Former Sen. Bob Kerry (D-NE), who is seeking re-election after an 11-year hiatus, added his support for marriage equality this week.


– After receiving complaints, the Church of Ireland has withdrawn a motion defining opposite-sex marriage as the “only normative context for sexual intercourse.”

– The Family Research Council has released its half-hour horror film about same-sex marriage, chock full of advocacy for ex-gay therapy and representatives from hate groups.

– In case you missed it, check out this interactive infographic from the Guardian detailing where all 50 states stand on LGBT issues.