The Morning Pride: June 27, 2012

Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s daily round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but please let us know what stories you’re following as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.

OutServe Magazine reflects on yesterday’s Pride Month event at the Pentagon.

– The Maryland Marriage Alliance may have submitted enough signatures to challenge the state’s marriage equality law, but now it’s $88,000 in debt from hiring a Republican-run petition signature collection company.

– Minnesota for Marriage’s pastors have sunk to extreme anti-gay rhetoric, including comparing homosexuality to pedophilia, describing it as “a deceptive perversion” and “Satan’s snare,” and equating gays to slaves.

– Equality Matters profiles the 18 “social scientists” defending Mark Regnerus’ flawed study on gay parenting, many of whom have anti-gay histories and are directly connected to the study’s funders.

– A teacher at a Pennsylvania Christian school was fired for supporting her gay son.

– The Michigan Department of Civil Rights held a boisterous town hall in Holland, MI last night about anti-LGBT discrimination.

– Openly gay attorney Sean Patrick Maloney (D) won his primary in New York’s 18th Congressional District.

– A coalition of anti-bullying groups explains why zero-tolerance polices are not the solution for achieving safe schools.

– What can real estate professionals due to reduce anti-LGBT discrimination in housing?

– A new group called Fight Back Colorado is campaigning against the legislators who blocked civil unions from passing this year: