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AP News Staff
February 26, 2019 - 4:34 am
St. Louis. MO - The United Methodist Church faces a likely surge in defections and acts of defiance now that delegates have rejected a move to ease the church's ban on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy. The delegates from the U.S. and abroad are meeting in St. Louis to set policy for...
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AP News Staff
January 16, 2019 - 6:43 am
Missouri House members voted Tuesday against protecting staff from being fired for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. House members in a voice vote rejected the proposed change to House internal rules. Kansas City Democratic Rep. Greg Razer is gay and pushed for the change. He says that...
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AP News Staff
January 15, 2019 - 1:52 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas' new Democratic governor has reinstated a ban on anti-LGBT bias in hiring and employment decisions by state agencies and extended it to state government contractors. Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order Tuesday fulfills a promise she made repeatedly in her successful...
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AP News Staff
November 09, 2018 - 7:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas' new Democratic governor-elect says she will look to block enforcement of a new adoption law that she and LGBT-rights activists consider discriminatory. That would be a sharp break with the state's two previous conservative Republican governors. Gov.-elect Laura Kelly...
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