The Morning Pride: July 15, 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.

– As we reported last night, the Department of Justice has sought an “emergency” reinstatement of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell because the injunction would cause “real and immediate” “harm” and the Ninth Circuit Court “misapprehended the significance” of the DOJ’s position on the Defense of Marriage Act and call for heightened scrutiny for sexual orientation.

– Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) sent out a fundraising letter yesterday bashing Whoopi Goldberg, who criticized Bachmann earlier this week on The View for signing The FAMiLY LEADER’s “marriage vow.”

– New York Sen. Rubén Díaz, the only Democrat who opposed marriage equality last month, now claims that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) bought the four Republican votes that supported the bill.

– Craig Konnoth of The Williams Institute points out that state supreme courts are not having as significant an impact anymore on the fight for marriage equality.

– The Southern Baptist Convention may oust a Kentucky church merely for allowing a local PFLAG group to meet there.

– Broadway’s production of Hair will welcome same-sex couples to marry on stage after the performance next Monday night.

– An editorial cartoon via the Dallas Voice:

– And if that doesn’t end your week with a smile, watch this lovely portrayal of Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory”: