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Groups Aim To Further Expand Gay Rights At State LevelGay 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.
Iowa Senate Panel Approves Ban On Conversion Therapy
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.
South Dakota Same-Sex Couples Challenge Gay Marriage BanSix 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.
Sam Saga May Expand NFL's Gay Fan BaseNational Center For Lesbian Rights leader & others share their opinions
Appeals Court Halts Michigan's Same-Sex WeddingsFederal court freezes a decision by a lower court that overturned Michigan's ban on gay marriages.
Lawyers: Gay Marriage A Detriment To ChildrenAttorneys for group appealing ruling that overturned Oklahoma's gay marriage ban say kids are better off in a home with a mother and father.
Ellis Says Michael Sam "Needs To Go In There, Close His Mouth And Play FoootballFormer Dallas Cowboy defensive end Greg Ellis says there will be discomfort from other players, but he can overcome that by playing well,
St. Louis, Kansas City Rank High in Gay Rights ReportThis national study by the Human Rights Campaign ranked five Missouri cities on a scale of one to 100 for LGBT inclusion in municipal law.
Conservative Group Concerned About Religious Protections in Ill. Marriage BillThe Thomas More Society believes the uncertainty will result in hundreds, or even thousands, of lawsuits.
The Curious Case of Same-Sex Divorces in Missouri CourtsColumbia 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.
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.”

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