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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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My Turn: Will rise of nonreligious reshape US politics?

...affiliation. This, experts say, probably is fueled by issues such as gay rights and racial tolerance. A quarter of whites are unaffiliated...believes that continuing efforts by conservative factions on gay rights and issues that they consider matters of religious freedom...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-20/my-turn-will-rise-nonreligious-reshap
Opinion
End homophobia in high school sports

...to let some people in on a secret: There are gay people who love playing sports, and to answer...no, it doesn't matter. There will always be gay people in sports; just because someone is gay doesn't mean they can't be a force on the...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-18/end-homophobia-high-school-sports
Letters
Gay discrimination bill opens father-son split

...back against a series of new gay-tolerant policies even as other...Lawmakers struggled for weeks over gay-related measures in Arkansas...Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and his gay son and former Vice President...recall his military background.Gays, he said, have "become a protected...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-07/gay-discrimination-bill-opens-father-
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Letter: Definition of marriage is sacred

...changes can be positive or negative things - there is no question about that. But why do so many belittle the expression of gay marriage being a step in the negative direction? Same-sex marriage is currently being litigated in the U.S. Supreme Court...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-13/letter-definition-marriage-sacred
Letters
Fundraiser for Juneau Pride scheduled for Friday

...are $13 and are available through the JAHC.org website and Hearthside books.Juneau Pride is a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities and is held in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, a landmark...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-13/fundraiser-juneau-pride-scheduled-friday
Art
What's happening this week

...Reaction," 5:30?6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, KTOO Studio 360. "Coming Out" features two storytellers -- one gay, one straight. Details: http://nearlynormalalaska.com/ MUSIC & DANCEJuneau Jazz & Classics events:? No Strings...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-13/whats-happening
Art
Watershed moment for gay marriage

...is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that...in 2013 struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law.The first state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry was Massachusetts...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-28/watershed-moment-gay-marriage
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After historic arguments, gay marriage ruling coming

...justices appeared skeptical of gay-marriage arguments.Chief Justice Roberts said gay couples seeking to marry are not seeking...who yelled that supporters of gay marriage "will burn...shouted into a microphone that gays violate the laws of God, while...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-29/after-historic-arguments-gay-marriage
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'Ultimate Survival Alaska' personality found dead in Alaska

...and Alaska State Troopers were investigating the case as a homicide.Officers responded to 69-year-old Jimmy Gojdics' (GAY'-dohs) residence in Fox Sunday to find the victim with gunshot wounds, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Gojdics...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/ultimate-survival-alaska-personality-fo
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