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The Dallas Cowboys have signed Michael Sam, who seeks to play as the first openly gay athlete in the National Football League. (credit: CBS 11 Art Dept.)

Protests Planned Over Sam Joining Cowboys

On its website Thursday, the American Decency Association says it is not the group using the name “American Decency” headed by Jack Burkman that is organizing the protest Sunday

CBS 11–09/04/2014

Chris Gorrie -- FWPD

Fort Worth Police Recruit Gay Officers With New Video

The Fort Worth Police Department has launched a new effort to make inroads with the city’s gay community.

CBS 11–07/24/2014

A sign at an Exxon gas station in Miami, Florida. (credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Irving-Based Exxon Mobil Says It’ll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Exxon Mobil Corp. says it will comply with new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, but isn’t saying whether it will formalize that wording in its corporate policies.

07/22/2014

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Obama Gives Protection To Gay, Transgender Workers

President Barack Obama is signing executive orders that will give federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender new protections.

07/21/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Perry Says ‘Stepped Right In It’ With Gay Remarks

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has acknowledged it was a mistake for him to compare alcoholism and homosexuality in an effort to explain his views.

06/20/2014

The 2014 Republican State Convention (credit: CBS 11 News)

Texas GOP Endorses Reparative Therapy For Gays

The Texas Republican Party now endorses so-called “reparative therapy” for gays under a new platform given final approval at its annual convention.

06/07/2014

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Texas GOP Delegates Debate Reparative Therapy

A group of Texas Republicans voted Thursday night to add reparative therapy for homosexuals to the state party’s platform, but not all delegates are on board.

06/06/2014

(Credit: Big Earl's Restaurant)

Controversial Texas Restaurant Becoming A ‘Highly Rated’ Gay Bar

Using online reviews, activists are trying to make Big Earl’s Bait House and Country Store seem like one of the highest rated and most recommended gay bars in Texas.

05/30/2014

(Credit: Big Earl's Restaurant)

Gay Couple Told Not To Return To East Texas Restaurant

A restaurant owner in East Texas refuses to admit a gay couple back into his restaurant. He says they were being inappropriate. They claim otherwise.

05/29/2014

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/William Thomas Cain)

North Texas Man Indicted In Beating Of Gay Man

A federal grand jury has indicted a North Texas man on kidnapping and hate crime counts after authorities say he severely beat a gay man he met through an online service.

05/15/2014

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City Of Dallas Passes LGBT Equality Resolution

The city of Dallas has passed a resolution, enforcing equality for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender employees, residents, and visitors.

03/05/2014

The first, legal gay marriage in Texas? (Photo Joel Thomas, CBS11 NEWS)

The First, Legal Gay Marriage In Texas?

Two couples said their I-do’s – and all four people consider themselves female. But one member of each couple has had their gender changed surgically from male to female.

02/14/2014

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