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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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Iowa Catholic school that refused to hire gay teacher approves gay-straight alliance

Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A West Des Moines Catholic high school that came under fire recently for refusing to hire a gay teacher, has approved a request by students to form a school-based gay-straight alliance called "One Human Family." ...

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Man accused of sending threatening letter to Des Moines gay bar

Friday, April 10, 2015
Blazing Saddle, Des Moines, Iowa.
The Des Moines Police Department says 49-year-old Eric Reese Wiethorn, of Ames, was charged Thursday with first-degree harassment in connection with the letter sent to Blazing Saddle, a gay bar. ...

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Catholic students stage walkout to protest school’s refusal to hire gay teacher

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Students at Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines, Iowa, walkout in protest of the school's refusal to hire a gay teacher.
Students and alumni staged a walkout Wednesday in protest of a West Des Moines Catholic high school opting to not hire a substitute teacher full time after learning he was gay. ...

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

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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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 ...

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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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Protesters say ‘gay is okay,’ LA Times says gay marriage is ‘inevitable’

Sunday, February 12, 2012
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Here's the wrap-up for Sunday, February 12, 2012, and a preview on some stories making news on Monday. ...

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

Friday, February 10, 2012
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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
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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 ...

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

Monday, November 14, 2011
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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 ...

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

Monday, August 8, 2011
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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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