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Some Missouri counties are still not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week's Supreme Court ruling, and an advocacy group is threatening legal action to force compliance.

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The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League have signed former University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. 

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  Michael Sam dismissed the thought that his sexuality has cost him a spot in the NFL.

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The gaffe came during a discussion with New York Times columnist Jim Stewart, who was on "Squawk Box" talking about his piece dealing with corporate culture and gay executives. Co-anchor Simon Hobbs commented on what he believed to be public information, and turned out to be the opposite.  Missouri School of Journalism professors Amanda Hinnant, Jim Flink and Amy Simons discuss the issue.

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LGBT Missourians are disproportionately impacted by various health problems according to the Missouri Foundation for Health’s August 2012 “Responding to LGBT Health Disparities” report. These statistics paint a picture of how LGBT Missourians experience the world.

Newscast for May 03, 2012

May 3, 2012

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The Springfield City Council is being asked to consider ordinances that would ban discrimination against gay people.