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Public News Service - MO: LGBTQIA Issues

A new report says LGBT people of color are discriminated against and abused in the criminal justice system. (iStockphoto)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri continues to debate anti-discrimination laws for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as a new report puts the spotlight on how the criminal justice system is impacting LGBT people of color. The study, co-authored by MAP (the Movement Advancement Project)

The ACLU is speaking out against SJR 39, which would allow individuals, organizations and businesses to deny some services for LGBT people. (Derek Paulson)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – If SJR 39 wins approval in the Missouri House, state residents will vote on it later this year. The bill would prohibit the state from penalizing a person or business that declines to provide a service for a same-sex couple. Under the legislation, a cake decorator, fo

PHOTO: Same-sex couples and LBGT-rights advocates across the state will be watching and waiting this week as a Jackson County Circuit Court judge is set to decide whether Missouri will recognize same-sex couples married out of state. Photo courtesy of PROMO.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's been 10 years since Missouri voters passed Amendment 2, making same-sex marriage illegal in the state, but many advocates feel the tide of both public-and-legal opinion is turning, and have their sights set on the courts this week. Katie Stuckenschneider, communications or

ST. LOUIS - Some Missourians are helping to build support for national anti-bullying legislation which defines specific categories of at-risk students. The law needs to recognize that there are some students at higher risk of being bullied, based on their sexuality, religion or disability, says Jil

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Many teenagers spend hours surfing the web, but the reality for some of their peers is hours of "couch surfing," moving from friend's house to friend's house, sleeping on the couch, because they have no place to call home. Brandy Harrington, manager of the "One Homeless Night"

OLIVETTE, Mo. - This week, the Olivette City Council passed two ordinances that provide protections for LGBT citizens. One includes sexual orientation and gender identity for the city's nondiscrimination ordinance; the other establishes a domestic partner registry. Larger cities in Missouri —

ST. LOUIS - Members of Missouri's faith community are supporting a lawsuit against the state Department of Transportation, saying it highlights the discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered members of their congregations. Kelly Glossip is suing the state after his partner of

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – June is Pride Festival month in Missouri, and a common theme among events this year is a stronger presence from the faith community. The efforts in Missouri represent a national movement of openly showing support for those in the GLBT community and a willingness to understand

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