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West Virginia school board strengthens LGBT employment protections

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Among the changes was adding "ancestry and sexual orientation" to the equal opportunity section of the school system's cultural diversity and human relations policy. ...

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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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