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St. Louis County Council Votes 4-3 in Favor of Extending LGBT Anti-Bias Protections

Good news from Missouri, where the St. Louis County Council has passed LGBT non-discrimination protections:

StlouisAn overflow crowd of more than 250 people spilled out of the council chambers in Clayton; 92 of them signed up to address the council, and most took advantage of that opportunity in a public comments segment that lasted more than two hours.

And as could be expected on an issue that involved religion and civil rights, most of them spoke fervently.

The ordinance adds protections for people in employment, housing and public accommodations in unincorporated areas, regardless of their sexual orientation. It also expands protections on the basis of gender and disability.

The bill passed 4-3 and includes exemptions for religious organizations.


Lesbian Couple Says the Four Seasons Hotel Kicked Them Out for Kissing: VIDEO

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Teresa Folds and Julieigh Snell were kissing in the Jacuzzi at the rooftop pool at the Four Seasons in St. Louis when they were asked to leave because of their PDA, told that the hotel does not allow behavior like theirs by any couple, and " insinuated that [they] were not a normal couple," Folds tells KSDK.

The hotel released a statement:

"Four Seasons respects the behaviors of our guests, except where doing so may be a breach of law or create tensions among people. This was the case on the night in question, as our staff received several complaints about the guest's behavior. I can assure you that the gender of the couple was never at issue."

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Watch: Traveler's Footage Shows St. Louis Airport as Tornado Hits

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Over the weekend, Steve posted surveillance video of the Lambert-St. Louis International airport as it was hit by a tornado. Here's some footage taken by a traveler inside the terminal as the windows and roof start to buckle and break.

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Watch: St. Louis Airport Struck By Tornado

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Officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport have released a couple of surveillance tapes from Friday night when a tornado tore through the facility sparking passengers and TSA employees to dart for cover. No deaths or seriously injuries were reported but the airport sustained major damage. Incoming flights resumed last night.

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News: Fleet, Philip Johnson, Fort Worth, Band Fags, Bourbon

RoadIs Uganda's "kill the gays" bill fizzling out?

RoadNewt Gingrich calls Obama "most radical President ever".

Fleet RoadFleet takes aim at gay market with new product devised for "elective rectal cleansing."

RoadJersey Shore guidos flaunt their pecs in Miami.

RoadMichelangelo Signorile holding LGBT Leadership Town Hall in Washington D.C. on April 22 with Rea Carey, Mara Keisling, Joe Solmonese, Pam Spaulding, Richard Socarides, and Aubrey Sarvis. Also holding drawing for listeners who want to attend.

RoadKevin Sessums talks to Nathan Lane about his role as Gomez Addams in the new Broadway musical production of The Addams Family.

RoadSt. Louis man says he can't find job there because he's gay.

Road'Band Fags' Facebook page is reinstated.

RoadThe Rapid City, SD police department "tightening the flow of information" between it and the military after lesbian Air Force sergeant was outed: "A new department policy states that only the records custodian, Capt. Ed Hofkamp, can turn over official documents to the military, according to police chief Steve Allender. 'I don’t want to scare employees off, but when it comes to releasing records, they have to go through procedures,' Allender said."

RoadEven with a doofy pornstache and a bruised face Channing Tatum is still hot.

Johnson RoadMajor Philip Johnson residence restored in Dallas.

RoadSoup Cans interview with Thomas Roberts.

RoadConstance McMillen to attend NCLR's "lesbian prom" in San Francisco.

RoadThe French love Taylor Lautner.

RoadFort Worth theater withdraws offer to show cancelled Tarleton State University production of Corpus Christi, one day after offering to show it: "Adam Adolfo, executive director of Artes de la Rosa, said one 'violent' threat had been posted on the Rose Marine Facebook page on Thursday. 'Fiscal repercussions and patronage were anticipated, but in terms of violence, we only received one' threat, he said. 'The combination of producing or hosting a production of this caliber and commentary is always difficult. The board of directors felt at this time that this was not the appropriate venue or appropriate organization to be hosting this particular play.'"

Road Glee cast getting overworked?

Road Would you sit through a movie based on Hasbro's 'Battleship' game? What if Taylor Kitsch was in it?

Mitcham RoadGay unicorn Matthew Mitcham wanted to meet Lady Gaga, but was too shy.

RoadGay Bourbon drinker tells all.

RoadChris Meloni wears a shirt that suits his big guns.

RoadPlea deal possible in hate crime BB gun shootings of gay man in SF: "Shafiq Hashemi, 21, Mohammad Habibzada, 24, and Sayed Bassam, 21, are accused of shooting a 27-year-old man from their car at 16th and Guerrero streets in the Mission District on Feb. 26, then driving off. The man was hit in the cheek but not seriously injured. Police arrested the three nearby and they allegedly confessed that they had come to San Francisco to shoot gay people, according to police."

RoadPolice seize four-foot penis in raid.

RoadConfessions of a gay Mormon living in NYC (site nsfw): "I remember when I was a kid, I made a pact with God. I said, ‘Okay, I will go on my mission and I will turn twenty-one, but as soon as I do that, as soon as I take care of everything, you have to make a deal that you will go ahead and kill me. And that way I will have fulfilled everything and we will just have this whole thing done with.’"


Tensions Rise in St. Louis as Gays Protest Catholic Involvement in Anti-Gay Maine Marriage Vote

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Some dedicated activists in St. Louis have been holding weekend protests against the Catholic Church since Maine's marriage equality law was voted down in November. This past Sunday was the group's third protest. KMOX reports:

Stlouis "About 65 members of a groups Show Me No Hate and the Catholic Action Network lined the sidewalk in front of the Cathedral Sunday afternoon. It's the latest in a series of Sunday demonstrations following news that Archbishop Robert Carlson donated $10,000 to help veto a gay marriage law in the state of Maine. On Sunday four protestors attempted to stand alongside their cars parked at a 45 degree angle in front of the church holding signs that read, 'Honk for Equality' or 'Separation of Church and Hate.' That's when they claim police muffled their protest by ordering them back on the sidewalk. There were no arrests and no allegations of police getting physical. But organizer Ed Reggi captured a tense exchange with an officer on video tape (videos AFTER THE JUMP), in which he was warned to 'prepare for arrest,' when he refused at first to step back on the sidewalk. The officer on the video tells Reggi that he is not allowed on the street and that his holding of signs there was disturbing traffic and had prompted several 911 calls."

The Archdiocese released a statement that it had nothing to do with the fact that the police were there.

The police also released a statement: "Several of the protestors told police that they wanted to get arrested for the media attention. They have been doing these protests every week for several weeks now with no arrests, so this is their way of getting media attention. If someone is alleging officer misconduct, we encourage them to contact the Internal Affairs Division."

Protestors have planned another demonstration for this coming Sunday and have called on their members to "Show up in full force."

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