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Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa, and the county seat of Polk County. Its five-county metropolitan area is ranked 88th in terms of population in the U.S. with 580,255 residents (2011 census bureau estimate). The city proper population was 203,433 at the 2010 census. [ Wikipedia ]

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The 35 most LGBT-friendly U.S. Cities, according to Vocativ’s ‘Queer Index’

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Which U.S. city is most friendly toward LGBT residents? Which big cities don't even make the list? What's the gayest city in "red state" America? Which metro area has the highest percentage of out politicians? Where do same-sex Craigslist hookups happen most frequently? [...]

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Clerk says he was chastised for ‘feminine behavior,’ fired because he’s gay

Monday, February 24, 2014
The Des  Moines RegisterWayne Shimer
DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa man is suing a convenience store chain he claims fired him because he's gay, and alleges in court documents that he was chastised by his former boss for "feminine behavior." [...]

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Des Moines church, pastor under fire for ‘Gay is not Okay’ sign

Friday, February 10, 2012
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A suburban South Des Moines, Iowa church is under fire after its Pastor Mike DeMastus posted the message “Gay is not okay” on the church's marquee sign. [...]

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Gingrich attacks LGBT community on ‘choice,’ marriage, military service

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Newt Gingrich
DES MOINES, Iowa -- GOP presidential hopeful and front runner, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, on Thursday attacked the LGBTQ community, first on the subject of same-sex marriage, and then on the topics of sexual orientation and the repeal of "Don't Ask-Don't Tell." [...]

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Iowa baker says no to lesbians’ wedding cake because she’s a Christian

Monday, November 14, 2011
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A lesbian couple in Iowa -- where gay marriage is legal -- was caught off guard when the baker they approached for their wedding cake told them that she is Christian, and because of her convictions couldn't bake their cake. [...]

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Bachmanns attend church service denouncing gays as ‘immoral and unnatural’

Monday, August 8, 2011
Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, who recently sidestepped reporter’s question about her views on gay marriage — calling it a “frivolous” matter — sure does love herself a good ole, Bible thumping, anti-gay sermon. [...]

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