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Fired newspaper editor who blogged about gays’ ‘sinful nature’ files lawsuit

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Bob Eschliman
NEWTON, Iowa — The former editor of the Newton Daily News in Newton, Iowa, filed a complaint Wednesday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying he was fired for expressing his religious beliefs on his personal blog. Bob Eschliman claims religious discrimination and retaliation in the complaint. [...]

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Newspaper publisher spouts anti-gay views in response to reader’s pride query

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Darrell Maurina
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. – When Janell Jackson contacted a local newspaper for information on an upcoming Pride Luncheon at Ft. Leonard Wood, a U.S. Army base in southern Missouri, the response she received was instead the anti-gay opinions of the publisher. The event in question is the June 30th luncheon where [...]

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Iowa newspaper fires editor for blogging about gays’ ‘sinful nature’

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Bob-Eschliman
NEWTON, Iowa — The editor of the Newton Daily News has been fired a week after he posted in a personal blog a message that said gay rights advocates are trying to reword the Bible "to make their sinful nature 'right with God.'" [...]

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Russian newspaper investigated for alleged violation of gay ‘propaganda’ law

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Alexander Yermoshkin
MOSCOW -- A Russian newspaper is the first organization to come under scrutiny for alleged violation of the country's anti-gay "propaganda" law after it published an interview with a openly gay middle school teacher. [...]

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Landmark Turkish court ruling: Anti-gay language is not freedom of speech

Monday, July 15, 2013
Kaos GLIn this 2012 photo, LGBT rights advocates protest against anti-gay hate language used by a Turkish religious newspaper.
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Setting an important legal precedent, Istanbul’s Criminal Court on Monday issued a landmark ruling against a religious Turkish newspaper for its use of anti-gay language, saying it illegally offended LGBT people. [...]

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Chicago Sun-Times: Marriage equality is ‘just the right thing to do’

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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As Illinois lawmakers prepare to consider legislation next month that would legalize same-sex marriage, the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday endorsed marriage equality. [...]

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Cartoonist fired, student newspaper apologizes for anti-gay cartoon

Thursday, October 18, 2012
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Daily Wildcat, the student-run daily newspaper at the University of Arizona, has issued an apology and fired the cartoonist after publishing an editorial cartoon that critics said advocated violence against LGBT people. [...]

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To censor or not: ‘Defending the indefensible’

Monday, October 15, 2012
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Last week, the publication of which I serve as executive editor (the Florida Agenda) printed a paid political advertisement that had been provided by the Broward County, Florida chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans. The half page black and white ad depicted the late U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, as his [...]

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Newspaper exec, former Pittsburgh Pirates owner comes out as gay

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Kevin McClatchy
Kevin McClatchy, the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and now the board chairman at the McClatchy Company newspaper chain, has come out as gay. [...]

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Seattle Times endorses marriage equality; launches ‘I Do’ social media campaign

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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SEATTLE — In an unprecedented move, The Seattle Times on Monday declared its support for same-sex marriage, and launched a social media campaign aimed at gaining voter support for Referendum 74, the November ballot initiative that will allow voter to approve or reject the state’s new marriage equality law. [...]

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