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Boy Scouts Ends Ban On Gay Leaders

  The Boy Scouts of America ended its blanket ban on gay leaders on Monday, following an executive board vote that capped off several months of quick movement on the issue. “On Monday, July 27, the national executive board ratified a resolution removing the national restriction on openly gay leaders and employees,” Boy Scouts President […]

Pastor Tells The Truth About Gays

If you haven’t seen or heard this, you should. He’s not from Central Texas but we would dang well welcome him anytime. A pastor tells it like it is when it comes to gays in general and in the African-American church.

Boy Scouts of America’s Executive Committee Unanimously Approves End to Ban on Gay Adults

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Boy Scouts of America announced that the National  Executive Committee unanimously approved a resolution allowing gay adults to serve as employees and volunteers.  A vote by the National Executive Board, the Boy Scouts’ governing body, is set for July 27th. Based on the BSA’s documents, the change would: Eliminate the BSA’s across […]

Same-sex couples wed in Waco ‘marriage-a-thon’

Kinzie Cooper and Kayla Kiphen both giggled and cried Friday as they promised to “walk together through all things . . . in peace, harmony and love” as the first of six same-sex couples scheduled to wed at the Central Texas Metropolitan Community Church over the weekend. Surrounded by rainbow flags, six officiants each took […]

Nightclubs bring regular drag queen shows to Waco

By CASSIE L. SMITH With stilettos lined and ready, lipstick bright and bold, and enough padding to fill in the curves, drag queens are back in Waco with weekly shows, thanks to nightclubs setting aside time and space, filling a much-needed gap in performance options, say some Central Texas female impersonators. Conservative Waco is no […]

Gay Couple Quickly Granted Marriage License After Lawsuit

DALLAS (AP) — A gay couple has received a marriage license after filing a federal lawsuit against a North Texas county clerk who previously cited her religious opposition to gay marriage in denying the license. Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton filed the lawsuit Monday against Hood County Clerk Katie Lang, saying they repeatedly had been […]

Baylor drops reference to ‘homosexual acts’ in sexual conduct policy

Baylor University has dropped language in its sexual conduct policy specifically outlawing sexual relationships between same-sex partners, though the university does not appear to be endorsing gay and lesbian couples or sex outside of marriage. The university’s sexual misconduct policy previously listed “homosexual acts” among the sexually related conduct that could prompt disciplinary action, along […]

Benefits extended to gay couples

Two state agencies in Texas are extending their benefits to same-sex spouses and their dependent children. Following the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage, the Chancellor approved a proposed amendment to the UT System Employee Group Insurance Program plan documents, vendor contracts and policies to allow employees in all Benefit Program coverages and services, according […]

First Same-sex Couple Weds At Waco Suspension Bridge

WACO (June 29, 2015) In what may have been the first same-sex marriage performed in McLennan County since a landmark Supreme Court ruling on Friday, a lesbian couple exchanged vows Monday in Waco. April Hector and Adriana Uren were among the same-sex couples who applied Friday at the McLennan County Clerk’s Office for marriage licenses […]

Texas AG: County clerks can refuse gay couples

County clerks can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on religious objections to gay marriage, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Sunday. Paxton noted that clerks who refuse to issue licenses can expect to be sued, but added that “numerous lawyers stand ready to assist clerks defending their religious beliefs,” in many […]

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