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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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1st Same Sex Divorce Case Headed To North Texas Court

A Tarrant County woman is challenging the Texas laws on divorce – as it relates to same-sex marriage. Currently the only way two women, or two men can legally split in Texas is to have the marriage voided.

CBS 11–05/15/2014

Bill Russell looks on as Dr. Harry Edwards asks him how he felt about students getting paid for sports while in College on the second day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin. (credit: Ricardo B. Brazziell-Pool/Getty Images)

Russell Says Gay Athletes Face Old Questions

Speaking in Texas, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes’ current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s.

04/09/2014

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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

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

Boy Scouts Proposing To Lift Gay Ban For Youth

Under pressure over its long-standing ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.

04/19/2013

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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

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

Opinions On Homosexuality Topic Of Boy Scouts Survey

The Boy Scouts have sent more than one million surveys to Scout volunteers and parents, trying gauge their feelings on homosexuality and the possible lifting of the organizations ban on gays.

CBSDFW.COM–03/12/2013

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

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

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