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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

A same-sex couple stands in line to receive their marriage license before getting married in San Francisco. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

New Federal Government Policy Impacts Gay Couples

Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the federal government is expanding its recognition of same sex couples received applause and cheers in some circles.

02/10/2014

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Poll: Michael Sam’s NFL Draft Chances

Missouri football star Michael Sam has announced that he is gay. Do you think that this will negatively affect his chances in the NFL Draft? Share your thoughts with us!

02/10/2014

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Boy Scouts Starts Allowing Gay Members

The Boy Scouts of America are breaking from a century-old rule. Over the summer, the organization voted to allow openly gay scouts. That rule change takes effect with the new year.

01/01/2014

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Boy Scouts New Policy To Accept Gays Starts Jan. 1

Come Wednesday a new policy allowing gay Boy Scouts goes into effect. The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America voted this year to allow gay scouts, but not gay leaders.

12/31/2013

Dallas City Hall at night (CBSDFW photo by Jay Gormley)

City Of Dallas Mulls Same-Sex Marriage Questions

City staff clearly thinks same-sex marriage is coming in spite of a state constitutional amendment prohibiting it. Still, it was discussed as if it is the wave of the future before the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee..

12/02/2013

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Committee To Discuss Gay Rights At Dallas’ City Hall

Six months after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, gay rights and same-sex marriages in Dallas are back on Monday’s agenda.

12/01/2013

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