Missouri House Speaker Proud of First Legislative SessionTodd Richardson hopes a new bill to give businesses "religious freedom" another go next year.
Blackhawks' Shaw Appears to Use Gay Slur in Loss to BluesAsked twice about what happened, Shaw said he didn't remember what he said.
FDA Eases Restrictions on Blood Donations from Gay MenThe nation's three-decade-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men was formally lifted Monday, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can give blood.
Study: 'Gaydar' Is Inaccurate, Harmful Form Of Stereotyping"Gaydar," the supposed ability to know whether someone is gay or straight based on appearance, is an inaccurate and harmful form of stereotyping, according to new research.
Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk for Refusing Marriage LicensesA defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her ``conscience will not allow'' her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
BSA Allows Gay Leaders, Churches Can Still Be ExclusiveThe Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.
Dent County Commission Votes to 'Mourn' Same-Sex MarriageA Missouri county commission has voted to lower the flags at the county courthouse and the judicial building to "mourn'' the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Nixon Directs Agencies to Implement Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage RulingGov. Jay Nixon today signed an executive order directing all departments, agencies, boards and commissions in the executive branch to take all necessary measures to ensure compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision establishing a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
Missouri LGBT Equality Advocate: Gay Marriage Ruling 'An Incredible Win'St. Louis Catholic Archbishop Robert Carlson says the decision by the Supreme Court to effectively change the legal definition of marriage in the United States does not alter what he calls "the unassailable truth that marriage is."
Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage NationwideThe Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
Illinois May Ban 'Conversion Therapy' for Gays Under 18Opposing lawmakers say this kind of treatment should remain a choice for those who want it. Supporters say it will remain a choice for those over 18, but minors should be protected from it because it is harmful.
New Bill Would Make 'Conversion Therapy' for Ill. Children IllegalThe legislation would make it illegal for mental health specialists to try to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 in Illinois.