Florida school resource officer fired over homophobic Facebook posts

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city fired a school resource officer for social media posts the police department deemed “offensive, insulting, and derogatory.”

The Gainesville Sun reports Jason King is appealing his April firing from the Gainesville Police Department.

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Police dispatcher calls from Pulse shooting released

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Orlando (AP) – Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club, according to written logs released June 29.

The first call of “shots fired” came in at 2:02 a.m. and the caller reported “multiple people down.”

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Fifty dead after mass shooting at Pulse

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UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. EST June 12: OneBlood, which had called for blood donations citing an urgent need after the shooting at Pulse, says they have enough for now but the supply will need to be replenished over the next few days.

Here’s there update: A tremendous response by blood donors in light of the tragic mass shooting in Orlando. We are asking donors to donate over the next several days to help replenish the blood supply. We are asking people please make an appointment online or call 1.888.9.DONATE (1.888.936.6283). Thank you!

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Former police chief says firing was over sexual orientation

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – A former police chief in southern New Mexico is saying she was fired over her sexual orientation.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Diana Mejia had been leading the Anthony police force for 18 months when she was fired following a closed-door meeting of four elected officials.

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Florida man fired after Facebook post compares marrying his dog to same-sex marriage

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A day after the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, Ryan Uhler made a comment on social media claiming he wanted to marry his dog, according to The Huffington Post.

“How is marrying a dog different if you love them?” Uhler said on his Facebook account June 27.  “Today I hope we can focus on doggy-style love. I love my dog Rocco, and he loves me. Hopefully one day we can be married.”

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Russian court rules against fired gay teacher

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St. Petersburg, Russia (AP) — A St. Petersburg court has ruled against a gay music teacher who lost her job after being outed by an anti-gay activist.

Ksenia Kirichenko, the lawyer for a gay rights organization which is representing the teacher, said on April 23 that the court this week refused the teacher’s demand to be reinstated.

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Gay teachers take legal action after being fired

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Winter Park – An attorney is demanding that a lesbian couple fired from a Winter Park pre-school allegedly for being gay get their jobs back and an apology and compensation for damages.

Mary Meeks, an Orlando attorney, is working with the couple on legal recourse. Meeks said the first step is a demand letter alleging that the terminations violate the Orange County Human Rights Ordinance and the federal Civil Rights Act, not to mention the Methodist Church’s own stance on LGBT discrimination.

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American Family Association spokesman is speaking less

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One of the key mouthpieces for American Family Association is being muffled.

Bryan Fischer is no longer the AFA’s official analyst, but will still make radio appearances on behalf of the notoriously anti-gay group.

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Michigan nuns to reconsider school policies

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) – The Catholic nuns who operate a suburban Detroit school plan to re-examine policies regarding the decision to fire a gay teacher after she became pregnant.

Sister Mary Jane Herb, president of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, said in a letter to Marian High School alumnae Sept. 22 that the congregation has been inspired to view similar incidents with a different outlook, the Detroit Free Press reported.

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Gay Michigan teacher says pregnancy got her fired

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) – A former chemistry teacher at a suburban Detroit Catholic high school said she was fired after becoming pregnant in a gay marriage.

Barbara Webb, 33, of Madison Heights said she was fired from the all-girls Marian High School in August after working there for nine years. She notified employers of her pregnancy in July.

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Gay teacher gets apology 42 years after being fired

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — In 1972, Jim Gaylord was a social studies teacher at Tacoma’s Wilson High School.

He was 35, well regarded by students and colleagues and, in the parlance of the day, a confirmed bachelor.

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Residents in small South Carolina town rally around fired gay cop

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LATTA, S.C. (AP) – When openly gay police chief Crystal Moore was fired by a mayor who condemned her lifestyle as “questionable,” she expected her two decade career in law enforcement was over.

Then, this conservative, small town rebelled.

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