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Texas Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry speaks during a forum on manufacturing. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Perry Discusses View Of Homosexuality

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, during a visit that focused primarily on economic issues, drew on a reference to alcoholism to explain his view of homosexuality.

06/12/2014

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CBS 11 Takes A Closer Look At ‘Reparative Therapy’

The Texas Republican party made headlines for endorsing “reparative therapy,” a psychological approach claiming to effectively change the sexual orientation of adults, from gay to straight.

06/09/2014

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gay Marriage Debated At State GOP Convention

Several hot-button issues, including gay marriage, are being discussed at the state’s GOP convention in Fort Worth. Friday will see a lineup of several high-profile speakers.

06/06/2014

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses military officers at the Naval Museum on March 21, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Russia. (credit: Charles Dharapak - Pool/Getty Images)

Gates Says He Would Have Allowed Gay Adults In Boy Scouts

The new president of the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Friday that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization — a step further than the Scouts ultimately took.

05/23/2014

Members of the Boy Scouts of America participate in pre-game ceremonies prior to a game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Expected To Announce Gates As New President

The Boy Scouts of America is expected to formally confirm former Defense Secretary Robert Gates as its new president.

05/22/2014

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No Gay Characters In Virtual Life Video Game

Nintendo isn’t allowing gamers to play as gay characters in an upcoming life simulator game. This follows a social media campaign launched by fans seeking virtual equality.

05/08/2014

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Disney Cuts Boy Scouts Funding Over Gay Policy

The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.

03/03/2014

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Texas Gay Marriage Ruling Sparks Debate

A federal court ruling has fueled debate across the nation. A judge on Wednesday struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, calling it unconstitutional.

02/27/2014

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Cuban Says Collins Story Is “No Big Deal”

Mark Cuban weighed in on the biggest story in the NBA, one that he believes has already run its course — the Nets signing openly gay player Jason Collins to a 10-day contract.

02/25/2014

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Gay Man’s Beating Leads To Hate Crime Charge

A man from Springtown is facing federal hate crime charges after authorities said that he severely beat a gay man. The two met each other through an online service.

02/24/2014

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Facebook Users React To New Gender Options

Facebook announced on Thursday that its 159 million users in the U.S. now have dozens of options for completing the gender question on their online profiles.

02/14/2014

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Texas Gay Marriage Ban Challenged In Court

Two gay couples challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage will take their case to court on Wednesday in the wake of recent legal victories in two other conservative states.

02/12/2014

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