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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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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
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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
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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 the decision for three or four years... [...]

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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 earlier this week in St. Louis, means that same-sex marriage [...]

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Catholic worker fired after her same-sex marriage became public sues diocese

Thursday, July 17, 2014
In this April 22, 2014 photo Colleen Simon fills an order for a family of seven at the food pantry of St. Francis Xavier in Kansas City, Mo.
A parish food pantry worker who was fired over her marriage to another woman sued the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Thursday, the latest in a growing number of clashes over gay rights between Roman Catholic leaders and their employees nationwide. Colleen Simon, 57, said the diocese and the [...]

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Catholic Church fires woman from job feeding the hungry over her same-sex marriage

Thursday, May 15, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has fired a woman in charge of distributing food to the homeless and hungry after learning she is gay and in a same-sex marriage. [...]

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Mo. Hispanic business community supports LGBT non-discrimination bill

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Missouri's Hispanic business community is coming out in support of a proposed statewide LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination bill. [...]

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Kansas City, Mo., adopts resolution calling for statewide LGBT protections

Friday, March 7, 2014
Kansas City, Mo.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The city council in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday voted in favor of a resolution calling for an end to statewide discrimination against the LGBT community by supporting the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA). [...]

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University of Missouri-Kansas City offers Pride Scholarships to gay students

Sunday, April 14, 2013
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some gay students who face financial trouble, often because of rejection from their families, are getting help from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. [...]

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