01/18/2013 11:20 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Morning Links: Manti Te'o, GOProud and DOMA

-- Speculation is heating up in the gay blogosphere that the explanation behind Manti Te'o's bizarre saga of a dead ex-girlfriend who never existed may be that he is in the closet. Over at Outsports Cyd Zeigler writes "Not since Troy Aikman have I been bombarded on email, text, Twitter and phone calls about the sexual orientation of any athlete the way I was today about Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o."

-- The gay conservative group GOProud finally announced today that they support civil marriage for gay couples.

-- Leading up to the Supreme Court hearing this March, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is continuing the push to help bi-national same-sex couples stay together, at least until the court has ruled on the Defense of Marriage Act.