The Morning Pride: May 3, 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.

Another study suggests that those who are most homophobic might actually be gay.

– The Michigan Supreme Court has allowed a lower court ruling to stand upholding domestic partner benefits.

– Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) worries LGBT equality will have significant health and financial consequences.

– A Republican staffer in North Carolina doesn’t think LGBT equality is a civil rights issue, “because you’re not black.”

– Yale is the latest university to offer full insurance coverage of transgender students.

– A bridal shop in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan refused to let a trans woman try on dresses in preparation for her wedding.


Four country music stars — “Big” Kenny Alphin (of Big & Rich), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmy Lou Harris, and Rodney Crowell — have come out for marriage equality in Illinois.

– Watch last night’s celebration as marriage equality became law in Rhode Island: