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Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

...Biskupski on Tuesday became the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of...elected Derek Kitchen, who became the second gay member of the City Council.He and his...Biskupski takes over after progress on gay rights was temporarily marred in recent...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-18/salt-lake-city-elects-first-
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Salt Lake close to electing first openly gay mayor

...elect its first openly gay mayor in what would mark...history of hostility toward gays and lesbians.Former...Supreme Court to declare gay marriages legal across...and understanding for gays and lesbians.The increasingly...officiated one of the first gay marriages in 2013 in the...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-05/salt-lake-close-electing-fir
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Pope criticizes church emphasis on abortion, gays

...conference when he was asked about gay priests. "Who am I to judge...Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the...Ministry, a Catholic outreach to gays and lesbians that has been rebuked...Blessed, an advocacy group for gay and lesbian Catholics, likened...

http://juneauempire.com/nicole-winfield/2013-09-20/pope-criticizes-church-emphas
Backlash over Mormon LGBT rule spreads among faithful

...In past generations, many gay Mormon men married women at the...delicate tightrope of becoming more gay-friendly while holding onto...that encourages compassion for gays while protecting religious liberties...bankroll and support California's gay marriage ban.Church leaders...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-13/backlash-over-mormon-lgbt-ru
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Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage licenses

...authority," a county clerk denied marriage licenses to gay couples again Tuesday in direct defiance of the federal...than comply with the Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage nationwide.Gay and straight couples sued, saying she should fulfill...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/kentucky-clerk-citing-god-de
Nation and World
Despite order, office refuses to issue gay marriage license

MOREHEAD, Ky. - A gay couple marched into the county clerk's office Thursday...country to cite deeply held religious beliefs in denying gay marriage licenses after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June. She was the first to be sued and...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-14/despite-order-office-refuses-issue-ga
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Kentucky clerk who fought gay marriage is released from jail

...for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released Tuesday after five...God's authority" and her belief that gay marriage is a sin, Davis, an Apostolic...stopped issuing all marriage licenses.Two gay couples and two heterosexual ones sued her...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-09/kentucky-clerk-who-fought-ga
Nation and World
End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

...units - still opposes gay marriage and believes...shifted their tone on gay rights in recent years...compassion and acceptance of gays and lesbians.The church...nondiscrimination protections to gays, lesbians, bisexuals...whether or not to accept gay adult leaders would rest...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/end-boy-scouts-ban-gays-prompts-elati
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Palin church promotes converting gays

...population, said Scott Turner, a gay activist in Anchorage. "Less...number?" he said. "I think gay Republicans are going to run...such as the prayers to convert gays, said Wayne Besen, founder...York-based Truth Wins Out, a gay rights advocacy group. Besen...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090708/sta_329545834.shtml
Scouts' leader: Ban on gays not sustainable

...ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable...decide on their own whether to allow gays as adult volunteers and paid staff...the BSA decided to allow openly gay youth as scouts, but not gay adults as leaders. The change...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/scouts-leader-ban-gays-not-sustainabl
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