MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Same-sex marriage is not inevitable

The Corner's Brian Brown discusses Illinois's inability to pass marriage equality legislation, regardless of prominent state supporters, such as Governor Pat Quinn (D) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D).

No faith in Gang of Eight

Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft reports on the Gang of Eight's compromise to tighten boarder security, stating that Democrats have no true intention of boosting security.

Exodus International dissolves, impact on gay community

The New Republic
's Molly Redden reports on a prominent gay conversion therapy group's decision to shut down operations. 

New amendment to farm bill promotes long term poverty

Mother Jones's Erika Eichelberger disagrees with many House GOP members who are in favor of cutting the government's food stamps program by $20 billion, a program that keeps many Americans out of extreme poverty.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

New boarder security amendment aims to sway Republicans

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is optimistic that a new amendment added to the immigration bill focused on tighter border security will sway Republicans in the Senate, according to The Hill's Justin Sink.

Turmoil surrounding Obama's climate change proposal

According to The Hill's Molly K. Hooper, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) strongly opposes President Obama's second-term climate change proposal.