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The Morning Pride: June 27, 2013

By Zack Ford  

"The Morning Pride: June 27, 2013"

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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.

- Freedom to Marry and The Task Force have extensive FAQs about what the demise of the Defense of Marriage Act means for married same-sex couples.

- It will not be until the end of July that same-sex marriage comes back to California because the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has a waiting period after the Supreme Court decision before it can lift its stay on Judge Vaughan Walker’s injunction against Proposition 8.

- Lawmakers have reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act to permanently remove DOMA from the lawbooks.

- Not only did Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) recommit to banning same-sex marriage in the state constitution, he then proceeded to delete pro-gay responses from his Facebook page.

- Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) told Tony Perkins Wednesday that he believes same-sex families are less stable for children, and thus marriage equality will increase “the cost of our social service welfare programs.”

- A number of celebrities, athletes, and other public figures offered favorable responses to Wednesday’s Supreme Court Decision on Twitter.

- Scotland has introduced its marriage equality bill.

- The Upper House of Australia’s island state of Tasmania has advanced a bill allowing same-sex adoption.

- DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor told BuzzFeed that her victory “just feels glorious.” Watch her powerful statement after Wednesday’s decision was issued:

‹ Catholic Bishops: Supreme Court Marriage Decisions Threaten ‘Common Good Of All’

Why Yesterday’s Supreme Court Case Impacts New Jersey, Whether Chris Christie Likes It Or Not ›

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