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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 […]


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U.S. Unveils Federal Law Enforcement Profiling Ban

The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics.


Decision day has arrived for Michael Sam. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Former Player: If Sam Is Undrafted, Fair To Ask If Being Gay Was The Reason

Decision day has arrived for Michael Sam.


Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (C) delivers the State of the State address while Missour Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) and House Speaker Steve Tilley listen at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 17, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Nixon Pushes For Legislation Barring Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation

Some Republicans expressed caution Wednesday and criticized Nixon for championing the proposal while ignoring other policy initiatives.


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Kirksville, Mo., Adopts Anti-Discrimination Law

Nearly two months after a tougher anti-discrimination law was narrowly defeated in Kirksville, the mayor of the northeast Missouri town has changed his vote and the measure passed.



Webster Groves Passes Anti-Discrimination Law

The Webster Groves City Council approved an amendment to the city’s Fair Housing Code in a unanimous vote Tuesday night.


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U. Of Iowa Becomes First Public University To Include Optional LGBT Question

The University of Iowa has become the nation’s first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its application, a move hailed Wednesday by advocates hoping to improve the college experience for gays and lesbians.


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Gay Missouri Lawmaker Denounces School Bill

“Being gay has never been a Democrat or Republican issue, and it should never be,” Missouri Republican legislator, Rep. Zachary Wyatt said.


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College Questions Sexual Orientation

“I thought from the recruitment standpoint we might be more proactive” in attracting gay and lesbian students.


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