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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

File photo of a Bishop holding a cross while leading mass. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

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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The Curious Case of Same-Sex Divorces in Missouri Courts

Columbia Attorney Christine Kiefer got married to her same-sex partner in Iowa and is now seeking a divorce. She says there appears to be just one option.

11/12/2013

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Ill. Same-Sex Marriage Vote Could Come This Week

“A lot of people in the LGBT community, we’re Christians,” says organizer Scott Cross. “We’re people of faith. We’re your neighbors, your friends, sons, daughters, and families.”

11/05/2013

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