The Morning Pride: July 29, 2011

Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s 8:45 AM round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but let us know what you’re checking out too.

– The California Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of standing in the Prop 8 case on September 6th. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has asked the California court to consider the question of whether the proponents of Proposition 8 can continue to defend the measure given that the governor and attorney general have abandoned it.

– A judge has ordered that Paul Clement must respond to two of the key questions posed by Edie Windsor’s lawyers in her lawsuit against the Defense of Marriage Act.

– A study finds that LGBT Latinas in Chicago face disturbing rates of violence and discrimination.


– The FAMiLY LEADER claims it has raised an “unprecedented” amount of money in recent weeks, but won’t say how much.

– Equality Matters considers how important the question of marriage equality will be in the 2012 election.

– Marylands Senate President, Thomas V. Mike Miller (D), who opposes marriage equality, expects that a bill to create it will pass in next year’s session.

– Over objections from religious groups, 3000 people marched in Jerusalem’s Pride Parade.

– The town of Berea, KY is weighing the question of whether to become the first rural community in Kentucky to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

– The Central American nation of Belize is having its own debate over same-sex marriage.

– A Mexican bishop is under investigation by the Vatican for supporting a group with pro-LGBT positions.

Disney’s “Fairy Tale Weddings” has perhaps its first wedding of a same-sex couple.

– Today’s editorial cartoon from the Dallas Voice pokes fun at California’s FAIR Education Act: