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Missouri Presbyterian Churches receive threats following same-sex marriage announcement

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
At least four southeast Missouri Presbyterian churches have received letters threatening to burn their buildings to the ground following the Presbyterian Church USA’s decision to allow same-sex marriages. [...]

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Missouri lawmakers add to wave of anti-LGBT legislation with eight bills

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City
Missouri is adding to the wave of anti-equality legislation being filed across the nation with the introduction of eight bills targeting the LGBT community thus far this legislative session. [...]

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Missouri lawmaker files two ‘bathroom’ bills targeting transgender community

Monday, March 16, 2015
The bills are intended to "stoke the fear of transgender people portrayed as predators," says Missouri's statewide LGBT advocacy group. [...]

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Mo. bill would make issuing same-sex marriage licenses a fireable offense

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City.
A Missouri legislator has introduced a bill that would make it illegal for the state to enforce a marriage other than between a man and a woman and could lead to the firing of government employees who issue such licenses. [...]

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Mo. GOP lawmakers want to intervene in lawsuits, namely same-sex marriage cases

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City.
Missouri's Republican Senate leader wants the ability to intervene in lawsuits regarding the constitutionality of state laws, if the attorney general declines to appeal or ask for a stay of a court ruling. [...]

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Missouri Senate panel hears testimony on LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination act

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City
A Missouri Senate panel met Wednesday to consider the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act, which would bar discrimination in the state based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodation. [...]

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University of Missouri adds transgender housing option on campus

Sunday, February 15, 2015
University of Missouri
The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia is testing out a new gender-neutral housing option starting this fall. [...]

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Missouri Supreme Court says lower courts can consider same-sex divorce cases

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Missouri Supreme Court in Jefferson City, Mo.
A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge should not have dismissed a request to divorce a same-sex couple, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, but didn't decide on the broader issue of whether judges can grant divorces to gay couples. [...]

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Mo. GOP gubernatorial candidate blames ‘sexual permissiveness’ for child porn

Friday, February 6, 2015
Catherine Hanaway
Former Missouri House Speaker and Republican candidate for governor Catherine Hanaway says that a liberal culture of “sexual permissiveness” is responsible for child pornography. [...]

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Appeals court to hear South Dakota, Arkansas, Missouri gay marriage cases

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments this spring from three more states defending their same-sex marriage bans. [...]

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