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Angry high school students chase off members of the Westboro Baptist Church

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Members of Westboro Baptist Church found themselves outnumbered by high school students and made a break for it.
Members of the hate group were in for a surprise when they visited a Missouri high school to protest the election of a trans girl as homecoming queen. ...

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Transgender girl is Missouri high school’s homecoming queen

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Landon Patterson
Landon Patterson is her school's first transgender homecoming queen, and one of only a few across the country to be documented. ...

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Chelsea Manning found guilty of violating prison rules… over expired toothpaste

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Chelsea Manning. Illustration by Alicia Neal, in cooperation with Manning, commissioned by the Chelsea Manning Support Network, April 23, 2014.
The transgender Army private was also accused of having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover. ...

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Appeals panel cites statute in same-sex custody case

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Cathy Sakimura, family law director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, applauded the court's ruling as a "victory for Missouri's children."
A Kansas City woman has been granted joint custody of two children she had with her lesbian partner. ...

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Bus driver to 11-year-old girls: ‘You’re gay and will burn in hell for it’

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The incident reportedly happened on Friday morning as the fifth grader was riding the bus to Pathway Academy, a Kansas City charter school. ...

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Judge rejects GOP lawmakers’ motion to intervene in Missouri gay marriage case

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A judge has rejected an attempt by the Missouri General Assembly’s GOP leadership to stop Kansas City from recognizing same-sex marriages from other states. ...

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Kansas City, Mo., moves to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages

Monday, December 8, 2014
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Kansas City leaders are fighting back against a Missouri legislative effort to stop the city from recognizing legal same-sex marriages performed in other states. ...

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Friends suspect Kansas City man was killed because he was gay

Monday, December 8, 2014
Dionte Greene was many things. Son. Brother. Father to twin daughters. Long-standing member of Kansas City’s Marching Cobras. He was also gay. ...

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Homeless shelter in Kansas City won’t house married, same-sex couples

Monday, November 17, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A nonprofit homeless shelter in Kansas City will not allow legally married same-sex couples to stay overnight together because officials believe those relationships violate biblical principles. Leaders of the City Union Mission in Kansas City debated ...

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Same-sex couples begin marrying in Kansas City, Missouri

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Vernon Scoville, officiates during Robert Gann, left, and John Kenny Rodricks, right, wedding at the Jackson County Courthouse Legislative Chambers, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Scoville is retired associate circuit judge for Jackson County. Same-sex marriages began occurring Friday in the Kansas City area after a federal judge declared that Missouri's ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- More than a dozen same-sex couples were married Friday in the Kansas City area after a federal judge declared that Missouri's ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. The decision, which follows a similar one ...

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