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The Morning Pride: July 21, 2011

By Zack Ford on July 21, 2011 at 8:49 am

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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.

- Here’s a quick round-up of our coverage of yesterday’s hearing on the Defense of Marriage Act:

- Was Sen. Grassley Talking About Maggie Gallagher? No.
- Sen. Leahy: Are children better off off if their parents can marry? Focus on the Family: Yes.
- Sen. Franken: I frankly don’t really know how we can trust the rest of your testimony.
- Why Focus on the Family’s “fatherless” studies are a red herring.
- Sen. Schumer: Same-sex couples in  New York will still face inequality after they marry.

- One Iowa has launched a petition calling for The FAMiLY LEADER’s Bob Vander Plaats to apologize for laughing at a “faggot” joke. Vander Plaats also has a history of encouraging birtherism.

- President Obama has nominated a fourth openly gay judge to the federal judiciary.

- The Center for Military Readiness, one of the chief opponents of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’s repeal, apparently has not been managing its finances very effectively.

- An AP article about resistance to New York’s marriage equality avoids quoting one pro-gay person and refers to what would have been the “best” chance to block the new law.

- The Toronto Sun offers the “Top 10 places to celebrate gay rights.”

- Stephen Colbert stepped out of his Colbert Report character to offer a sincere and heartfelt “It Gets Better” video. Watch it:

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