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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - MO: LGBTQIA Issues

At least 15 bills under consideration by the Missouri Legislature target protections for LGBT individuals. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Civil rights organizations say bills introduced this session in the Missouri Legislature are part of a larger-scale attack against LGBT individuals. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, dozens of measures are pending in states across the country that would undermi

LGBTQ advocates say the military has not suffered in the more than three years since transgender troops were permitted to serve openly in the military. (Pamelaspoetry/Twenty20)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Military experts and LGBTQ leaders will speak today at a hearing of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel about the service of transgender people in the military. President Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender military personnel in 2017, and last m

A new report says LGBT people of color are discriminated against and abused in the criminal justice system. (iStockphoto)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri continues to debate anti-discrimination laws for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as a new report puts the spotlight on how the criminal justice system is impacting LGBT people of color. The study, co-authored by MAP (the Movement Advancement Project)

The ACLU is speaking out against SJR 39, which would allow individuals, organizations and businesses to deny some services for LGBT people. (Derek Paulson)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – If SJR 39 wins approval in the Missouri House, state residents will vote on it later this year. The bill would prohibit the state from penalizing a person or business that declines to provide a service for a same-sex couple. Under the legislation, a cake decorator, fo

PHOTO: Same-sex couples and LBGT-rights advocates across the state will be watching and waiting this week as a Jackson County Circuit Court judge is set to decide whether Missouri will recognize same-sex couples married out of state. Photo courtesy of PROMO.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's been 10 years since Missouri voters passed Amendment 2, making same-sex marriage illegal in the state, but many advocates feel the tide of both public-and-legal opinion is turning, and have their sights set on the courts this week. Katie Stuckenschneider, communications or

ST. LOUIS - Some Missourians are helping to build support for national anti-bullying legislation which defines specific categories of at-risk students. The law needs to recognize that there are some students at higher risk of being bullied, based on their sexuality, religion or disability, says Jil

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Many teenagers spend hours surfing the web, but the reality for some of their peers is hours of "couch surfing," moving from friend's house to friend's house, sleeping on the couch, because they have no place to call home. Brandy Harrington, manager of the "One Homeless Night"

OLIVETTE, Mo. - This week, the Olivette City Council passed two ordinances that provide protections for LGBT citizens. One includes sexual orientation and gender identity for the city's nondiscrimination ordinance; the other establishes a domestic partner registry. Larger cities in Missouri —

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