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.
– Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan, who fought the Defense of Marriage Act with her wife Karen, died Sunday of breast cancer.
– A bi-national lesbian couple facing separation by deportation will be among the President’s guests at tomorrow night’s State of the Union address.
– Fox News mistakenly posted a picture of a same-sex couple in a sexist op-ed opposing marriage equality.
– The lesbian couple who was denied a wedding cake has accepted the offer for a free cake from Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman.
– A central Michigan teacher is suing her school claiming she was fired for advising an LGBT student group.
– A gay dad has invited Justice Anthony Kennedy to have dinner with his family.
– President Obama will honor PFLAG co-founder Jeanne Manford, who recently passed away, with a Presidential Citizens Medal, making her only the second recipient ever to be awarded for LGBT work.
– A gay Florida teen came home to find his house covered in hate-filled graffiti, both inside and out.
– An Orange County, California judge has ruled that the Orange County Tet Parade can legally ban LGBT Vietnamese groups from marching.
– If Russia’s law banning “gay propaganda” passes, the government may try to shut down websites that promote homosexuality.
– Hundreds rallied Friday to support same-sex civil partnerships in Thailand.
– Sean Karson, third-basemen for MIT’s baseball team, came out to his team as gay this week and has a heartwarming tale to tell about it.
– A new study suggests that gay couples with somewhat open relationships are happier than single or exclusively monogamous guys.