"The Morning Pride: July 21, 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.
– 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.
– 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: