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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Demonstrators rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. The court heard from lawyers on both sides of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, a case that may determine whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 allows a for-profit corporation to deny its employees the health coverage of contraceptives to which the employees are otherwise entitled by federal law, based on the religious objections of the corporation's owners. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Groups Aim To Further Expand Gay Rights At State Level

Gay rights advocates are hoping to parlay the momentum from their legislative victories in Indiana and Arkansas this week into further expanding legal protections for gays and lesbians.

04/04/2015

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Iowa Senate Panel Approves Ban On Conversion Therapy

DES MOINES, Iowa (CBS St. Louis/AP) — Therapy aimed at converting the sexual orientation of a minor in Iowa would be banned under legislation approved by a Senate panel on Tuesday. Members of a human […]

02/17/2015

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Lesbian Sues Kansas City Diocese Over Firing

A parish food pantry worker who was fired over her marriage to another woman sued the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Thursday, the latest in a growing number of clashes over gay rights between Roman Catholic leaders and their employees nationwide.

07/17/2014

Six couples filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block South Dakota's gay marriage ban, leaving North Dakota as the only state in the country with an unchallenged law prohibiting same-sex weddings. (Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

South Dakota Same-Sex Couples Challenge Gay Marriage Ban

Six couples filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block South Dakota’s gay marriage ban, leaving North Dakota as the only state in the country with an unchallenged law prohibiting same-sex weddings.

05/22/2014

St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam talks with reporters at Rams Park in Earth City, Missouri on May 13, 2014. Sam, the first openly gay player was drafted by the Rams in the 2014 draft.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Sam Saga May Expand NFL’s Gay Fan Base

National Center For Lesbian Rights leader & others share their opinions

05/16/2014

A same-sex couple gets married in Michigan after a federal judge overturned the state's gay marriage ban. (Getty Images)

Appeals Court Halts Michigan’s Same-Sex Weddings

Federal court freezes a decision by a lower court that overturned Michigan’s ban on gay marriages.

03/22/2014

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Lawyers: Gay Marriage A Detriment To Children

Attorneys for group appealing ruling that overturned Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban say kids are better off in a home with a mother and father.

02/25/2014

Prospective NFL draft pick Michael Sam made waves when he outed himself as gay. (Getty Images)

Ellis Says Michael Sam “Needs To Go In There, Close His Mouth And Play Foootball

Former Dallas Cowboy defensive end Greg Ellis says there will be discomfort from other players, but he can overcome that by playing well,

02/21/2014

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St. Louis, Kansas City Rank High in Gay Rights Report

This national study by the Human Rights Campaign ranked five Missouri cities on a scale of one to 100 for LGBT inclusion in municipal law.

11/20/2013

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Conservative Group Concerned About Religious Protections in Ill. Marriage Bill

The Thomas More Society believes the uncertainty will result in hundreds, or even thousands, of lawsuits.

11/20/2013

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