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AG: Same-Sex Marriage Benefits Unconstitutional

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued an opinion stating that local governments and school districts that offer marriage benefits to same-sex partners are violating the state constitution.

04/29/2013

Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors

Sports World Reacts To NBA Player Jason Collins’ Coming Out

The 34-year-old center, who has played for six teams in 12 seasons, wrote a first-person account posted on Sports Illustrated’s website Monday.

04/29/2013

Boston Celtics v Brooklyn Nets

NBA Veteran Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.

04/29/2013

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DFW Couples Rally To Support Gay Marriage

With signs and speeches, more than a hundred people spilled over onto the street, at the intersection of Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs in Dallas, sharing their support of same sex marriage.

CBS 11–03/25/2013

2013 NFL Combine

Combine: Florio Says Teams Want To Know If Manti Te’o Is Gay

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and NBC Sports, NFL coaches and GMs want to know if Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is gay.

02/26/2013

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Furor Over Proposed Shift In Scouts No-Gays Policy

The Boy Scouts of America faces intensifying criticism from the left and right over a proposal to move away from a mandatory no-gays membership policy and allow troop sponsors to decide the matter for themselves.

01/31/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22:  Chris Culliver #29 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after the 49ers lost the NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The Giants beat the 49ers 20-17 in overtime.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers CB Chris Culliver Makes Anti-Gay Comments

During an interview Tuesday at the Superdome, Culliver responded to questions from comedian Artie Lange by saying he wouldn’t welcome a gay player in the locker room.

01/30/2013

Boy Scout Crossed Palms Award

Former Boy Scouts Support Gay Policy Change

A former scout leader says it’s time the Boy Scouts lift the ban on gay members and leaders, and for the first time in a century, the organization is talking about it.

CBS 11–01/28/2013

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 Considering Easing No-Gays Policy

The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America is considering a dramatic change in its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members.

01/28/2013

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UPS Ends Grants To Boy Scouts Over Discrimination

The UPS Foundation says it will no longer give grants to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group excludes gays and lesbians from being scouts or scout leaders.

CBS 11–11/12/2012

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Release Of Abuse Files: New Challenge For Scouts

True to their motto, the Boys Scouts tried to be prepared. For months, they braced for the backlash sure to follow the court-ordered release of voluminous confidential files detailing decades of alleged sex abuse by Scout leaders.

10/22/2012

A person holds a rainbow flag during a Gay Pride parade. (credit: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/GettyImages)

Gay Pride Week Events Held On The UTA Campus

For the first time ever the University of Texas at Arlington is celebrating Gay Pride Week. The campus LGBTQA Program is hosting events through Friday, many of which are free and open to the public.

CBSDFW.COM–10/08/2012

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