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Peers cheer as openly gay teen crowned ‘prom queen’ at Conn. high school

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Nasir-Fleming
DANBURY, Conn. -- An openly gay teen was crowned Prom Queen at Danbury High School in Danbury, Conn., on Friday to the cheers of fellow students.

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Same-sex marriage: Social revolution or cultural shift?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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Oprah Winfrey asks her panelists, the Rev. Ed Bacon, Elizabeth Lesser and Mark Nepo, "Is (same-sex marriage) a social revolution or a cultural shift?" Find out what they think—and why gay marriage could enrich traditional marriage.

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Transgender high school senior wins battle to wear dress to school prom

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Tony Zamazal
HOUSTON -- A transgender high school senior in Houston, Texas, has won a fight to wear a dress to the senior prom.

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Alternative prom in St. Cloud caters to LGBT teens from across Minnesota

Thursday, April 4, 2013
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ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Gay and lesbian teens who may feel uncomfortable attending their high schools' traditional prom have another option — an alternative prom in the St. Cloud area that's open to LGBT teens from across the state.

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Mefferd: Gay rights should not ‘trump the rights of Christians’ to not see gays

Sunday, February 17, 2013
Janet Mefferd
Conservative talk show host Janet Mefferd has waded into the controversy about an Indiana high school where a group of students wanted to organize a separate prom that would specifically prevent gay and lesbian students from attending.

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Indiana groups set up video project to reassure gay teens they ‘have a purpose’

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Diana Medley (via WTWO-TV)
INDIANAPOLIS — A coalition of gay rights organizations is trying to bolster the confidence of gay teens in response to an Indiana teacher's assertion that gays have no purpose in life.

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Missouri school district to rescind prom policy that bans same-sex couples

Friday, February 15, 2013
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SIKESTON, Mo. — An openly gay teen in the southeast Missouri town of Sikeston will be allowed to take his boyfriend to the prom, school district officials said Friday.

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SPLC demands Mo. school ends policy banning same-sex couples from prom

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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A school district in southeast Missouri is facing a threat of legal action over a policy that prohibits same-sex couples from attending prom together. The Southern Poverty Law Center on Thursday accused the Scott County Central School District in Sikeston, Mo., of discrimination and gave the district until Feb. 25 to revise the school dance policy or face a potential lawsuit.

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Superintendent: Anti-gay teacher was ‘expressing her First Amendment rights’

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Diana Medley (via WTWO-TV)
HYMERA, Ind. -- An Indiana school district said Tuesday that a special education teacher who said that gays have no purpose and that LGBT teens were "offensive," was simply "expressing her First Amendment rights."

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Plan for ‘traditional’ prom backfires as group faces firestorm of criticism

Monday, February 11, 2013
Diana Medley (via WTWO-TV)
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and activist Dan Savage, founder of the "It Gets Better" project, joined a chorus of LGBT advocates from across the country in condemning a group of students and parents in Sullivan, Ind., who met Sunday to discuss plans for a high school prom that would exclude gay and lesbian students.

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