The Morning Pride: July 24, 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.

– Sally Ride has died; she was the first U.S. woman — and apparently the first same-gender-loving woman — to enter outer space.

– Two Illinois Republicans have introduced a joint resolution in support of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

– Not content to not be “curing” people of their homosexuality, a group of hard-line ex-gay activists have split off from Exodus International to form the splinter Restored Hope Network, serving those “broken by sexual and relational sin.”

– Are anti-equality activists in Maine intentionally defaming a Republican who has come out for marriage equality?

– The National Organization for Marriage has been touting a the story of a woman who now profits off attacking gays and lesbians — like her own now-deceased parents.

– The Union for Reform Judaism supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Ukraine is still considering a bill banning LGBT rallies and the depiction of gay people in movies or television.

– The Catholic Church is warning Milan that registering gay civil unions will legitimize polygamy.

– GLAAD has produced this new infographic continuing to challenge the Boy Scouts of America for its anti-gay policy: