The Morning Pride: November 22, 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.

– According to the Williams Institute, a majority of Americans in every Congressional district support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

– President Obama signed into a law a bill allowing HIV-positive individuals to donate organs to each other.

– The city council of New Albany, Indiana voted 7–1–1 to oppose the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.


– The Council of Urban County, Kentucky — home to Lexington — voted unanimously Thursday night to offer domestic partner benefits to city employees.

– A group of United Methodist Church members in southeastern Pennsylvania called on Bishop Peggy Johnson to stop conducting trials against ministers who perform same-sex marriages, but she claims she “tried very, very, very hard” to avoid the trial against Rev. Frank Schaefer.

Parents and kids protested the Myrtle Grove Christian School in Wilmington, North Carolina this past week to oppose its new policy prohibiting students with same-sex parents.

– A new study finds that gay male couples hoping to become parents experience psychological distress if they live in states that ban same-sex marriage and adoption.

– Uganda lawmaker Rev. Father Simon Peter Lokodo is claiming that 30 percent of students in various schools are gay to justify passing the “Kill The Gays” bill.


– Ikea removed a feature about a lesbian couple from its magazine’s publication in Russia in fear of the country’s law banning “gay propaganda.”