Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but let us know what you’re checking out too. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.
- Since same-sex marriage went into effect July 24, roughly 1,400 gay couples have tied the knot in New York City, according to data obtained by The Post.
- Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will die quietly, military base commanders predict.
- NOM’s Maggie Gallagher wants Herman Cain to join Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and Mitt Romney in signing its anti-gay marriage pledge.
- The nation’s two biggest auto insurance companies have announced that they will provide the equivalent reduced rate to same sex married couples as opposite-sex couples in the states that allow for same-sex marriage.
- A campaign to legalize gay marriage in Maine with a citizen’s initiative is off to a strong start, with proponents registering 10 percent of they signatures they need on day one.
- The New York Times offered two glimpses into the experiences of transgender people this weekend — the financial costs of transitioning and the experience of being thespouse of someone transitioning.
- What can bugs teach us about our own sexuality?
- Where DC’s same-sex couples are.
- North Carolina’s largest newspaper has called the proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage “a roadblock to change” and “wrong for North Carolina.”
- All four Florida GOP Senate candidates oppose marriage equality.
- National Organization For Marriage affiliate leader Jennifer Roback Morse offers three reasons for why she opposes marriage equality. No. 3: “Anal sex is icky.”
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement has dropped deportation proceedings against one married gay binational couple.
- Like many African nations, Sudan is having its own challenges with discrimination against the LGBT community.
- Salon takes a look at the experiences of asexual people.
- Country singer Chely Wright married her partner Lauren Blitzer this weekend in Connecticut.
- Liz Feldman has a few thoughts on gay marriage:
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