Suppose $G$ is a topological group that acts on a connected topological space $X$. Show that if this action is transitive (and continuous), then so is the action of the identity component of the group.
Once you assume the space $X$ is a connected homogeneous space with the group acting on it as $G$, the quotient map $\pi:G\to G/G_x$, where $G_x$ is a stabilizer, is an open map and $G/G_x\to X$ is a homeomorphism. This tells us that $g\mapsto gx$ is an open map. Now it follows that (in particular) $G_0$, the identity component, acts transitively on $X$ (since X is connected). This is what Morris assumed in (the exercise) his book I think.