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Section One

City Honors Trans Jail Policy Group
The Trans Jail Policy Group was awarded the City of Seattle's Distinguished Citizen Award for Human Rights on Thursday during a ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Seattle. The policy group was recognized for their work with King County Jail officials to develop and implement comprehensive policies concerning the treatment of Transgender, gender variant and Inte more
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Hutcherson files initiative aimed at repealing protections for Gays
Effort seen as political posturing for a later filing

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Rev. Ken Hutcherson, pastor of Redmond-based Antioch Bible Church, filed an initiative to the Legislature with the Secretary of State last week. The proposed initiative seeks to "remove references to 'sexual orientation' or 'sexu
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Trial begins in brutal murder of local Gay businessman
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The trial of 24-year-old Michael Maiava, who is accused of brutally murdering a 44-year-old businessman he met on a Gay telephone chat line, began on Monday. He faces first-degree murder charges if convicted.

Kevin Patrick Shaw was found inside his parked red Porsche Boxster on the morn
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South Africa weds same-sex couples
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

South Africa's Civil Union Act was signed into law by Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on Nov. 30 and took immediate effect. President Thabo Mbeki was out of the country.

A response to a Constitutional Court ruling which declared the Marriage Act's discrimination against sa
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New Jersey civil union bill passes through legislative committee
'The discriminatory bill is 63 pages long all to avoid the one word that does the job - marriage.'

by Robert Raketty - SGN Contributing Writer

The New Jersey Assembly's Judiciary Committee voted 4-2 on Thursday to send Bill A3787, a civil union bill, to the full Assembly for a floor vote. Political observers expect t
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Senate secures passage of Ryan White Care Act reauthorization
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate passed today, by unanimous consent, a compromise version to reauthorize funding for the Ryan White CARE Act. The program, since 1990, has provided critical care and treatment to low-income Americans living with HIV and AIDS.

"Today's passage is a critical step in securing that a lifeline for many Americans
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PFLAG to hold Christmas choral program, late Senator Anderson's mother to receive PFLAG honor at December support meeting
Ballard's Market Street Singers will present a Christmas choral program at the Seattle Chapter of PFLAG's Holiday Meeting, this coming Monday, December 11, from 7-9pm. The late State Senator Cal Anderson's mother Alice Coleman, will be presented with an Honored PFLAG Mom pin. Due to demand by November support meeting participants, the ch more
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Pelosi statement on World AIDS Day
[Editor's Note: The following is a statement from U.S. House of Representatives Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi about World AIDS Day, which was recognized on December 1.]

"Each year, World AIDS Day provides us with an opportunity to generate new awareness and build support for efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in our local communiti
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