Des Moines IA

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 Des  Moines RegisterWayne Shimer

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

Monday, February 24, 2014
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." [ Read more → ]
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Protesters say ‘gay is okay,’ LA Times says gay marriage is ‘inevitable’

Sunday, February 12, 2012
Here's the wrap-up for Sunday, February 12, 2012, and a preview on some stories making news on Monday. [ Read more → ]
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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. [ Read more → ]
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Gingrich attacks LGBT community on ‘choice,’ marriage, military service

Thursday, December 15, 2011
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." [ Read more → ]
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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. [ Read more → ]
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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. [ Read more → ]
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