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Ex-Marshall player pleads not guilty to attacking same-sex couple over public kiss

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Steward Butler
Former Marshall University football player Steward Butler has pleaded not guilty to charges of beating a same-sex couple after seeing them kiss on a Huntington, W.Va. street. ...

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Ex-Marshall Univ. football player indicted on charges he punched gay couple

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Steward Butler
A former Marshall University football player has been accused of two felony civil rights violations stemming from his alleged April assault on a gay couple. ...

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Marshall University football player charged with beating same-sex couple

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Steward Butler was arrested early Wednesday on battery charges alleging that he beat a same-sex couple. ...

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W.V. high school athletes attend senior prom as couple … and nobody freaked out

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Michael Martin, left, and Logan Westrope
It's prom season again, a special time that until recently has been reserved for straight student couples. ...

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15 states urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans

Monday, April 6, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
Eight states where same-sex couples can marry are among 15 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans and leave the matter to voters and lawmakers. ...

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W.Va. Senate leader: ‘No way’ we’re considering LGBT discrimination bill

Friday, February 27, 2015
West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael says there's "no way" his chamber will consider a proposal to nullify local ordinances that protect LGBT people from housing and employment discrimination. ...

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West Virginia House panel advances bill to nullify local LGBT protections

Thursday, February 26, 2015
West Virginia state capitol in Charleston.
A West Virginia House committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would nullify local nondiscrimination ordinances that critics said amounted to “legislative gay bashing.” ...

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W.Va. town of five residents adopts LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination law

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thurmond, W.Va.
Thurmond, W.Va., a town of just five residents, has unanimously passed an ordinance to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. ...

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West Virginia lawmakers again advocate for non-discrimination bill

Monday, January 19, 2015
West Virginia state capitol in Charleston.
At a Fairness West Virginia news conference Monday, Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler and other Democratic officials discussed the legislation that Kessler has supported for years. ...

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W.Va. high school reverses course, allows gay-straight alliance to form

Monday, November 17, 2014
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia high school has abruptly reversed course, and now has a Gay-Straight Alliance. The Charleston Gazette reports that Putnam County Schools spokeswoman Rudi Raynes said the club was created Monday, despite Principal Bruce McGrew’s assertion ...

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