The Morning Pride: September 26, 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.

– President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara served as witnesses for a same-sex wedding in Maine this past weekend.

– A bill that would allow adoption agencies free reign to discriminate has passed out of a Michigan House committee.

– Another lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage has been filed — this time in state court.


– The Times of Trenton Editorial Board has endorsed an override of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) veto of marriage equality legislation.

– LGBT homeless youth in Washington, DC are being forced into prostitution to survive.

– Providence College will reschedule a visit from John Corvino, but he will now have to debate anti-equality scholar Sherif Girgis, a protege of National Organization for Marriage founder Robert P. George.

– The ex-gay group People Can Change is trying to collect success-story testimonials from its members to help defend a lawsuit against Jewish ex-gay ministry JONAH.

– Bradlee Dean has lost all of his staffers for his anti-gay hate group, “You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International” ministry.


– The writer of Wednesday night’s season premier of Modern Family reveals how they arrived at this season’s story line for Cam and Mitchell (SPOILERS).

– The Pentagon highlights married same-sex couples that are now enjoying spousal benefits on military bases: