Activists to Copy Illinois 'Gay Panic Defense' Ban ElsewhereStarting in January, Illinois will bar a rare criminal defense allowing the use of a victim's sexual orientation as justification for violent crime, a ban gay rights advocates say they will attempt to replicate in about half a dozen states next year.
Parkway Parents Invited to View Sex Ed CurriculumThe new curriculum includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
Court Rules Missouri Law Denies Gays Employment ProtectionA Missouri appeals court has ruled that a man who claims he was fired because he's gay can't sue his former employer for discrimination.
Iowa Senate Panel Approves Ban On Conversion Therapy
U.S. Unveils Federal Law Enforcement Profiling BanThe Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics.
Former Player: If Sam Is Undrafted, Fair To Ask If Being Gay Was The ReasonDecision day has arrived for Michael Sam.
Nixon Pushes For Legislation Barring Discrimination Based On Sexual OrientationSome Republicans expressed caution Wednesday and criticized Nixon for championing the proposal while ignoring other policy initiatives.
Kirksville, Mo., Adopts Anti-Discrimination LawNearly 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 LawThe Webster Groves City Council approved an amendment to the city's Fair Housing Code in a unanimous vote Tuesday night.
U. Of Iowa Becomes First Public University To Include Optional LGBT QuestionThe 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.
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.
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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