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Nearly a quarter of the country have recently considered or are still considering bills similar to the "License to Discriminate" SB 1062 that was vetoed this week by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.
Missouri State Highway Patrolman Capt. Dennis Engelhard and his partner Kelly Glossip were together in a loving relationship for fifteen years, until Dennis Engelhard's untimely death on Christmas Day in 2005 while on duty. The couple also have a seventeen year old son.
A Missouri state representative tweeted a photograph of a high school student wearing a t-shirt supporting the school's GSA with the caption "Nixa Schools failure. HS students working elementary school book fair in gay t-shirts".
In 2011, the book Hidden Voices: Reflections of a Gay Catholic Priest was anonymously published, and distributed around the world. The book was republished a month ago – this time, with a name in the same place that once said anonymous. Gary Meier is a now openly gay Catholic priest from St. Louis, Missouri who has decided to end his silence in the name of the equality for the LGBT community.
Yesterday, the news broke that Roger Gorley was arrested while trying to remain at the bedside of his partner, Allen, in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Their story calls much-needed attention to the unequal treatment of gay and lesbian couples, even when they have put legal safeguards in place.
A Missouri man was arrested because he stayed by his partner's bedside in the hospital. The hospital refused to recognize Roger as a part of Allen's family, put him handcuffs, and escorted him out of the building. Roger is now unable to see his partner at all, because of a restraining order following his arrest.
In recent years, the Roman Catholic Church has seen the divide grow between the actions of church leadership and what’s in the hearts of the people they are supposed to represent.
Recently GLAAD's Central Region Media Field Strategist, Sarah Kennedy, visited Kansas City, Missouri, to participate