The Morning Pride: December 14, 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.

– Justice Antonin Scalia’s son Paul Scalia is a priest who has worked with Courage, the pro-chastity (ex-gay) ministry of the Catholic Church. He’s also spoken against homosexuality at St. Catherine of Siena, the Opus Dei-affiliated church in Great Falls, VA where the Scalias and Santorums are parishioners.

– Illinois lawmakers may pass marriage equality during January’s lame-duck session.

– Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R) will once again try to advance a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

– Wisconsin’s Lawrence University has named an openly gay man as its next president.

– The European Parliament adopted two resolutions Thursday urging Russia and Ukraine to drop their plans to ban “propaganda of homosexuality.”

– Pope Benedict XVI offered a blessing this week to Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of the Uganda Parliament who wants the “Kill The Gays” bill to be a “Christmas gift” to constituents.

– Minnesota Vikings position coach Mike Priefer thinks Chris Kluwe’s LGBT activism constitutes “distractions” that are “getting old,” but Kluwe is unfazed.