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W.Va. DMV tells transgender women they must appear as male in license photos

| Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Two transgender women in West Virginia say they were harassed and humiliated by Department of Motor Vehicle workers who refused to take their pictures as they appear on a daily basis. In two separate incidents this year, Kristen Skinner, 45, of Ranson, W.Va., and Trudy Kitzmiller, 52, from Mount Storm, W.Va., both claim they were told by DMV workers ...

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Judge puts W.Va. gay marriage suit on hold pending outcome of Va. case

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge has put a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage on hold until a federal appeals court decides a similar Virginia case. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers entered an order Tuesday that stayed the case until the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decides a case from Virginia.

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W.Va. high school teacher suspended for Facebook post mocking gay group

| Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A West Virginia high school teacher has been suspended following a Facebook post he made in which he appears to be mocking a planned meeting of the school’s gay-straight alliance.

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W.Va. teacher under fire for Facebook post mocking gay-straight alliance

| Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- A West Virginia school district is investigating a high school teacher over a Facebook post in which he appears to be mocking a planned meeting of the school's gay-straight alliance.

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Freedom to Marry launches $1 million marriage equality campaign in U.S. South

| Monday, February 24, 2014
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NEW YORK – Freedom to Marry, the advocacy campaign to win marriage equality nationwide, on Monday launched a $1 million multi-state campaign to build majority support for marriage in the South.

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W.Va. Senate to consider workplace non-discrimination bill

| Monday, February 3, 2014
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A bill introduced in the West Virginia Senate would make it unlawful for employers and landlords to discriminate against individuals based on their sexual orientation.

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Federal judge says suit challenging W.Va. gay marriage ban can proceed

| Friday, January 31, 2014
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge says most of a lawsuit challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage can proceed.

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Attorneys say Utah, Okla., rulings could influence challenge in W.Va.

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An attorney whose group is challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages says she's encouraged by recent federal rulings overturning such prohibitions in Oklahoma and Utah.

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Lambda Legal seeks swift ruling in W.Va. same-sex marriage lawsuit

| Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Lambda LegalPlaintiffs Nancy Michael and Jane Fenton with their son Drew.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Lambda Legal on Tuesday filed a motion for summary judgment asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to rule swiftly in a case brought by three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry.

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Huntington, W.Va., adds sexual orientation to non-discrimination ordinance

| Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington's City Council has added sexual orientation and veteran status to an ordinance that prohibits discrimination such as denying employment.

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