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posted Friday, September 7, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 36

Section One

Marriage cases on Supreme Court docket
Court will meet later this month to decide which cases to hear by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At least two, and possibly five, marriage equality cases will be on the docket for the U.S. Supreme Court's September 24 conference. At that meeting, the court will have its first opportunity to consider whether to hear arguments on the constitutionality of bannin
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Michelle Obama guest of honor at HRC luncheon
Here is a transcript of remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama, who spoke as guest of honor at the Human Rights Campaign luncheon on September 5 at the Marriott City Center in Charlotte, in conjunction with the Democratic National Convention.

I want to start by thanking [HRC President] Chad [Griffin] for that very kind introd
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Axis of evil - Who's who in the campaign to repeal marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Last week, SGN profiled National Organization for Marriage (NOM) operatives Frank Schubert and Chris Plante, who have come to Washington to run the campaign to reject Referendum 74 and take away the freedom of same-sex couples to marry.

According to Matt McTighe of Mainers Uni
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Marriage equality campaign raises $1.8 million in August
Nearly 14,000 people have donated ?thus far to fund Approve R-74 campaign by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Everything costs money these days. And the price for all things needed, desired, or required has consistently gone up your whole life. Unless you've got a lot of it, money, for the most part, sucks. There are f
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Approve R-74 campaign expands phone banking
Second Capitol Hill voter contact center now open

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Washington United for Marriage, the coalition working to defend Washington's bipartisan marriage law by Approving Referendum 74, has significantly expanded its 'persuasion' phone banking efforts. The campaign opened
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Self-respect and voting
Will the Log Cabin Republicans endorse the GOP Romney/Ryan presidential ticket?

by Mark Segal - Publisher, Philadelphia Gay News

I'm writing this just before my trip to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. For me, this is an emotional trip since I'll be joined by 12 other out LGBT del
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Help with trials - Study of potential HIV vaccine needs more volunteers
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Last summer, the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) 505 study, a nationwide trial of potential HIV vaccines, expanded the scope of its investigation from 1,350 participants to 2,200 nationwide. Researchers in Seattle are still looking for volunteers.

'By increasing the size o
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WA Catholic Bishops double down on R-74
New pastoral letter urges Catholics ?to reject marriage equality

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington's four Catholic bishops have issued a new statement once again urging the faithful to reject Referendum 74.

Described as a 'pastoral letter' - meant to go out to all Catholics in Was
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New coalition seeks broader LGBT alliance
SOSea looks beyond marriage to an all-inclusive vision of social justice

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Thursday, September 6, Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea), a coalition of LGBTQ and allied persons working to identify and ultimately fix social inequalities that exist in Seattle and beyond, made
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Leading liberal Catholic cleric dies
Cardinal Martini was one of very few progressives in high church office

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the standard bearer of the Catholic Church's beleaguered liberal wing and once a leading candidate for pope, died August 31 at the age of 85.

In a remar
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Latino HIV service center sues landlord over eviction
Owner claims Bienestar 'bringing disease' to building

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Bienestar, a community service organization that offers health counseling, HIV testing, and referrals to the Latino population in Southern California, has filed suit against a former landlord that evicted the group fr
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REGISTER TO VOTE
Register to vote at myvote.wa.gov. Mail-in voter registration forms can also be obtained in person at city and county public libraries and county election offices around the state. For more information on the 2012 election, visit www.vote.wa.gov.

The deadline for online and m
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Four wins are better than none
Innovative campaign aims to get out the youth vote in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Four 2012, a new social media campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google Plus, and other sites in support of marriage equality in the four states where
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Dr. J asks: What's your frequency?
Find out at www.FindYourFrequency.com

by Dr. Joanne Stekler - Special to the SGN

You know you're supposed to go to the dentist every six months to get your teeth cleaned, and that you should check the batteries in your smoke detectors every six months. But do you know how often you personally should
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