"The Morning Pride: July 8, 2011"
Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s 8:45 AM 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.
– The House voted to reaffirm the Defense of Marriage Act in a defense spending bill yesterday, via an amendment introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC). Six Republicans voted against it, but 19 Democrats voted for it. The redundant measure is accompanied by two other anti-gay amendments from Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN), one that similarly binds the the Pentagon to DOMA and one that prevents training on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal to personnel in combat zones.
– Despite the reinforcement of anti-gay stigma in the House, Adam Serwer of the Washington Post writes today that the “days are numbered for opponents of marriage equality.”
– And whether they get training on its repeal or not, gay U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are cheering the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision to lift the stay on the DADT injunction.
– Despite Catholic Charities’ decision to stop providing adoption services in Illinois because of the civil unions law, secular charities have stepped in to make sure all the children are provided for.
– New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) will officiate the wedding of two top city officials on July 24, the first day same-sex couples can marry in New York.
– UK’s The Independent today offers a timeline of the development of marriage equality in Europe and the U.S.
– Fox News may have stepped back from the marriage equality debate, but Equality Matters points out that they continue to suggest that the LGBT movement is trying to indoctrinate children into a “homosexual lifestyle.”
– Rhode Island continues to remain ambivalent about the new civil unions law passed there, as portrayed by today’s editorial cartoon in the Dallas Voice: