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  • Ex-Gov. Douglas' memoir tackles gay marriage veto - Kansas City Star September 1, 2014
    Ex-Gov. Douglas' memoir tackles gay marriage vetoKansas City StarAlmost four years after he left office and after a string of federal court decisions legalizing gay marriage, Douglas said last week that when he vetoed the gay marriage bill, he was acting on information he had at the time. He said he couldn't ...and more »
  • gay marriage supporters push hard in 2014 - Kansas City Star September 1, 2014
    gay marriage supporters push hard in 2014Kansas City StarIndiana voters who'd hoped to decide whether to place the state's gay marriage ban in the constitution won't find the issue on the November ballot. But same-sex marriage is still playing a role in many political races, giving Democrats hopes of gaining ...
  • Indiana gay marriage supporters push hard in 2014 - Kansas City Star September 1, 2014
    Indiana gay marriage supporters push hard in 2014Kansas City StarDemocratic Marion County Clerk Beth White says she's seen an increase in fundraising since she performed more than 300 same-sex weddings after a federal judge ruled Indiana's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional. She hopes that helps her campaign ...and more »
  • Rams cut Sam, 1st openly gay player drafted - Kansas First News August 30, 2014
    Rams cut Sam, 1st openly gay player draftedKansas First NewsRams cut Sam, 1st openly gay player drafted. By Amy Himmelberg Published: August 30, 2014, 4:26 pm. Michael Sam. ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The seventh-round pick ...
  • Abercrombie blames primary loss on gay marriage - Kansas City Star August 30, 2014
    Abercrombie blames primary loss on gay marriageKansas City StarRepublicans are allowed to vote for Democrats in Hawaii's open primary, and Abercrombie said they chose to vote against him because of his support for gay marriage and because they think his party rival, state Sen. David Ige, is an easier target to ...and more »

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  • From airlines to airwaves May 6, 2014
    Thomas Edmondson strolls into his classic truck club meetings in what many would designate a macho atmosphere. Most of the members know him, but at first glance the newly minted members see his salt-and-pepper colored hair, conservative glasses, and confident smile leading them to assume he’s just like them until he introduces his fiancé Lynn. […]
    Eppie O'Neal
  • Talking fashion with Kara Laricks April 29, 2014
    Overland Park native, fashion designer, writer and motivational speaker Kara Laricks has conquered reality television, the New York fashion world and an elementary school classroom. Laricks won the first season of NBC’s “Fashion Star,” landing design contracts with retailers H&M, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s, but remains true to her Midwestern roots. She
    Kynslie Otte