The Morning Pride: July 24, 2013

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.

– The Federal Election Commission is expected to vote Thursday to allow married same-sex couples to make joint political donations.

– The Missouri Supreme Court has asked to hear new arguments in a case regarding same-sex survivor benefits in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act.

– Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is willing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples even though Pennsylvania law does not recognize them.

– Kalamazoo Township, Michigan has approved an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance.

– Tina and David Long, who were featured in the documentary Bully, have been sued by the school they sued after their son committed suicide.


– The American Family Association’s new Christian coffee company, Thomas Street, proselytizes in Uganda and funds the AFA’s anti-gay message.

– Protesters in Haiti have threatened to burn down Parliament if same-sex marriage is legalized.

– Hundreds of police have been hired to help protect the first-ever gay pride parade in Montenegro.

– Italy’s lower house of Parliament has begun consideration of a bill that would outlaw homophobia.