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Judge denies Texas dads parental rights to biological twin sons

| Tuesday, June 17, 2014
KDFW
FORT WORTH, Texas -- A judge in Texas has denied a same-sex couple's petition to adopt their month-old twin boys. Jason Hannah and Joe Riggs are the proud fathers of twins Lucas and Ethan, who were born of the same surrogate mother. Each biologically fathered one of the twins, and the boys — who are half-brothers — share an egg donor.

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Student’s story of suspension for speaking against homosexuality may not be true

| Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Dakota Ary
Last week, a controversy erupted over a student, Dakota Ary, at a Fort Worth High School who claimed that he was punished for merely stating in class that homosexuality is a sin. But when everything is at its peak, the other side of the story comes out...

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Fort Worth student serves suspension for saying ‘homosexuality is wrong’

| Friday, September 23, 2011
Dakota-Ary
FT. WORTH, Texas A 14-year-old high school student in Fort Worth was suspended after remarking to a classmate in his German language class that he believes homosexuality is wrong.

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Atlanta gay bar gets $1 million for bogus raid; still no resolution in Fort Worth invasion

| Sunday, December 12, 2010
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The Atlanta City Council last week voted 14-0 to award the Atlanta Eagle bar $1 million in response to a federal lawsuit filed by a private attorney on behalf of 19 clients unjustly arrested in a botched police raid last September.

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Openly gay city council member delivers heart wrenching plea to LGBT youth (Video)

| Thursday, October 14, 2010
Joel Burns
Joel Burns, an openly gay city council member in Fort Worth, TX gave a heart-wrenching, impassioned plea on Tuesday evening to LGBT youth struggling with their sexual identity or facing intense adversity among their families, community or bullying by their peers.

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City moves forward with prosecution of bar patrons injured in ‘Rainbow Lounge’ raid

| Sunday, February 28, 2010
June 28, 2009 raid on the Rainbow Lounge
[caption id="attachment_6612" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="June 28, 2009 raid on the Rainbow Lounge"][/caption] City prosecutors in Fort Worth have decided to press ahead with criminal charges against at least two patrons of a gay bar who were arrested during a controversial police raid last summer. Chad...

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Fort Worth city council votes to expand anti-discrimination ordinance

| Wednesday, November 11, 2009
FORT WORTH — The City Council voted 6-3 late Tuesday to expand its anti-discrimination ordinance to include transgender people, capping a marathon debate over a series of gay-rights proposals that were forwarded after a controversial inspection of a gay bar, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram....

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Officer suspensions over gay bar raid called ‘absolutely inadequate’

| Saturday, November 7, 2009
From the Dallas Voice: FORT WORTH — The disciplinary actions handed down to three Fort Worth police officers for their part in the June 28 raid on the Rainbow Lounge were “absolutely inadequate,” according to Jon Nelson, spokesman for the LGBT community group formed in...

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Gay group stages ‘kiss-in’ at Ft. Worth Stockyards

| Saturday, October 17, 2009
Gay-Kiss-In
FORT WORTH — There was more shouting than kissing Saturday in the Stockyards as two opposing groups armed with bullhorns squared off on opposite sides of East Exchange Street. About 40 members of Queer Liberaction said they needed to take a stand against intolerance by...

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TX Alcohol Commission fires 3 agents over raid on gay bar

| Friday, August 28, 2009
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced today it has fired the two agents, and their supervisor, who took part in the June raid of a Fort Worth gay bar that resulted in a clash between patrons and law enforcement officials, and leaving one man hospitalized...

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