gay rights http://kbia.org en WATCH: Michael Sam, Boyfriend React To Draft Pick http://kbia.org/post/watch-michael-sam-boyfriend-react-draft-pick <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW-_fFdkegs</p> Sun, 11 May 2014 11:52:00 +0000 editor 52754 at http://kbia.org WATCH: Michael Sam, Boyfriend React To Draft Pick Mo. Senate panel considers gay discrimination bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-panel-considers-gay-discrimination-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri lawmakers are hearing the pros and cons of whether it makes good business sense to grant discrimination protections based on sexual orientation.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:26:29 +0000 Associated Press 51089 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate panel considers gay discrimination bill After DOMA: What's Next For Gay Married Couples http://kbia.org/post/after-doma-whats-next-gay-married-couples The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Wednesday to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/26/195857796/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act">overturn the Defense of Marriage Act</a> is a monumental victory for advocates of same-sex marriage.<p>But what happens now that the 1996 federal law that confines marriage to a man and a woman has been declared unconstitutional?<p>Will federal benefits flow only to same-sex married couples living in states that recognize their unions?<p>What about same-sex spouses who are legally married but living in states that ban such unions?<p Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:02:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 36079 at http://kbia.org After DOMA: What's Next For Gay Married Couples LGBT rights activists rally at the statehouse http://kbia.org/post/lgbt-rights-activists-rally-statehouse <p>Dozens of people rallied at the Missouri Capitol today for what a gay and lesbian rights group has promoted as "Equality Day."</p><p>The gathering coincided with the second day of U.S. Supreme Court hearings into the Defense of Marriage Act and related issues. Several Democratic lawmakers attended the event.</p><p>Claire Cook is a regional field organizer for <a href="http://promoonline.org/" target="_blank">PROMO</a>, the LGBT advocacy group that organized the Jefferson City rally. She said her group wants to bring awareness both to the community and to legislators.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:41:58 +0000 jenn cooper 31099 at http://kbia.org LGBT rights activists rally at the statehouse Springfield group pushes discrimination ban http://kbia.org/post/springfield-group-pushes-discrimination-ban-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Springfield City Council is being asked to consider ordinances that would ban discrimination against gay people.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Mayor&#39;s Commission on Human Rights sent three proposed ordinances to the city council that are designed to work together to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.</p><p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 22:50:39 +0000 Associated Press 9152 at http://kbia.org