1. President Obama urged the LGBT community to keep up the pressure on Congress on passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The remarks came at a fundraiser Tuesday night in New York, where the president was introduced by Edith Windsor, the plaintiff at the center of the case last June that led to the striking down of a major portion of the Defense of Marriage Act.
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: “”Being gay is not a choice. But being a Texas Republican is. So my advice is the next time you feel the urge to be a Texas Republican – to replace science textbooks with pictures of humans riding dinosaurs or ban same sex marriage, or put on [a stuffed elephant] hat, shit in a jar and sniff it! It won’t cure you but do it anyway. Hopefully it will remind you of what assholes you’re being.” Jon Stewart on the Texas GOP advocating “reparative therapy” for gay people, which includes a suggestion that someone keep their feces in a bottle and sniff it whenever they feel same-sex attraction. Video above.