The Morning Pride: September 16, 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.

– Kids with same-sex parents are less likely to have access to health insurance, particularly if they live in states that don’t recognize their parents’ relationships.

– Texas will be an important test case for same-sex divorce.

– An LGBT group is considering a legal challenge to the Texas National Guard for refusing to offer same-sex benefits to servicemembers.


– A Pennsylvania attorney argues that the same-sex marriages performed there over the past two months should be considered valid.

– Should more gay men be taking Truvada to prevent HIV transmission?

Linden, Michigan is the latest Michigan town to ban anti-LGBT discrimination.

– A gay student at the University of Central Missouri was inexplicably disciplined for reporting anti-gay threats from his roommate.

– Has the head of the Boy Scouts of America, Wayne Perry, donated to the National Organization for Marriage?

– Focus on the Family will cut 40 staff positions as part of a restructuring, but it still has 640.

– A Japanese transgender man has been denied custody of a child his wife had with a sperm donor.

– A new video allegedly shows a gay man in Russia beaten and raped with a bottle by anti-gay vigilantes.

– Cher immediately turned down a request to perform at the Sochi Olympics.

– A 95-year-old World War II veteran married his 67-year-old Vietnam veteran partner over the weekend in the first same-sex wedding ever performed at the Chula Vista Veteran’s Home.