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Why marriage matters to us all
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Verdict in on DADT repeal
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Axis of Evil, Part II
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Rainbow road
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Rugby is a drag - Which takes more balls?
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SGN exclusive interview: WA Supreme Court candidate Sheryl McCloud
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Oregon Pride Foundation scholar fights for WA marriage equality
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A question of conscience
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New poll gives boost to Approve R-74 campaign
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'What's on your mind?'
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Fact checkers for marriage equality
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Marriage equality polling
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U.S. Justice Department asks Supreme Court to hear more marriage cases
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Gay couple sues Catholic diocese over real estate deal
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ROTC boots Florida man for working in Gay porn
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DC Launches First-In-The-Nation Trans Respect Ad Campaign
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NEW YORK: Marriage Supporter And NOM Arch Enemy Wins State Senate GOP Battle
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Marriage, Voter ID Amendments Appear Poised to Pass in MN
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Malaysia holds seminars on how to spot gay children
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Four Leading Newspapers Across Washington State Endorse R-74 and The Freedom to Marry in Recent Editorials
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Why did Chick-fil-A cross the road, pull funds for gay marriage foes?
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Pink Paper website suspended after 25 years of news service to the community
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Why marriage matters to us all
Pride Foundation is 'all in' for marriage and looks at the big picture

by Kris Hermanns - Special to the SGN

Annie Van Avery knew at age five that her family was different when her parents explained that Dad was looking for his prince, a subtle way of telling Annie her Dad was coming out. Her mother would also come out to her as a Lesbian while
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Verdict in on DADT repeal
Study says ending of anti-Gay policy has had positive effect

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 10, The Palm Center released a study that says the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) has not had a negative impact on the U.S. military's force readiness, recruitment, or retention -
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Axis of Evil, Part II
Who's who in the fight to repeal marriage equality

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Although NOM has sent two key operatives - Frank Schubert and Chris Plante - to Washington to mastermind the campaign to reject Referendum 74 and take away equal marriage rights for Gay and Lesbian couples, they are being
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Rainbow road
Should Seattle follow West Hollywood's lead and install a Pride crosswalk?

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Last month, the city council of West Hollywood, California, decided to make a rainbow-painted crosswalk, installed at San Vicente and Santa Monica boulevards for Los Angeles' annual Pride festival, more
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Rugby is a drag - Which takes more balls?
by Gaysha Starr - Special to the SGN

The differences between a rugby player and a drag queen are quite obvious. Some would say they are at the opposite ends of the masculine-feminine scale.

But which activity takes more (ahem) balls?

On Sunday, September 9, at Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle's
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SGN exclusive interview: WA Supreme Court candidate Sheryl McCloud
Meet the woman who's trying to keep Richard Sanders in retirement

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Defense attorney Sheryl Gordon McCloud is running for an open seat on the Washington Supreme Court against former Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders.

Sanders is well known for his eccentric
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Oregon Pride Foundation scholar fights for WA marriage equality
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Oregon State University undergrad Viktor Bogatko, who will be starting his senior year this fall, decided to come to Seattle for a short late-summer vacation. And while he's certainly had some time to unwind and have fun, Bogatko's vacation has also included lots of volunteer work - and he co
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A question of conscience
Debbie Regala, a devout Catholic, paid a high price for supporting marriage equality

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On February 13, State Sen. Debbie Regala (D-27th Dist., Tacoma) cast her vote in favor of Senate Bill 6239, legislation that will extend the freedom to marry for same-sex couples i
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New poll gives boost to Approve R-74 campaign
Are conservatives moving toward marriage equality?

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new Survey USA poll released September 11 shows support for marriage equality among Washingtonians widening since July, with 56% of survey respondents saying they would vote to approve Referendum 74. Only 38% said they wo
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'What's on your mind?'
A Seattle Transgender woman comes out on Facebook, receives a tidal wave of support

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 8, Gina King logged in to Facebook the same way she would any other time. But this time, when she looked at the status bar, she became fixated on the generic question g
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Fact checkers for marriage equality
Approve R-74 campaign launches site for correcting opponents' falsehoods

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Friday, September 7, Washington United for Marriage launched MarriageFactCheck.com, a website designed to provide a 'rapid response' to misrepresentations and falsehoods raised by opponents of Ref
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Marriage equality polling
Marriage equality polls look good in ME, MD, and WA, though MN is a dead heat

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

While Washington's LGBT community is focused on our own Referendum 74, marriage is also on the ballot in Maine, Maryland, and Minnesota, and polls show pro-equality measures leading in three sta
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U.S. Justice Department asks Supreme Court to hear more marriage cases
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In petitions filed on September 12, the U.S. Department of Justice formally asked the Supreme Court to hear two additional cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act.

The DOJ is asking the high court to consider Windsor v. United States and Pedersen v. OPM. The cases are al
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Gay couple sues Catholic diocese over real estate deal
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Gay couple has filed suit against the Roman Catholic diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, charging church officials with discrimination in an aborted real estate transaction. The pair claim damages for loss of civil rights and dignity, and for emotional distress.

James Fairb
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ROTC boots Florida man for working in Gay porn
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A Personnel Review Board (PRB) has unanimously determined that Midshipman Andrew Koch, aka Patrick Hunter, a FabScout model, be discharged from the U.S. Navy ROTC program for doing Gay pornography.

Koch, in the third year of a four-year scholarship service contract with
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DC Launches First-In-The-Nation Trans Respect Ad Campaign
'People will see transgender people. Theyre going through everyday life, everyday struggles - the same as straight people, rich people, everyone,' Kisha, who appears in one of the ads, said.

Chris Geidner BuzzFeed Staff

The District of Columbia government Thursday will launch a campaign that advocates say is
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NEW YORK: Marriage Supporter And NOM Arch Enemy Wins State Senate GOP Battle
New York state Sen. Mark Grisanti, one of the four Republicans who tipped marriage equality into the win column, has won his GOP primary despite ferocious opposition from the anti-gay hate group NOM, who earlier this year pledged $2 million to unseat every one of those four GOP state Senators.

Senator Mark J. Grisanti, a Buf
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Marriage, Voter ID Amendments Appear Poised to Pass in MN
If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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Malaysia holds seminars on how to spot gay children
If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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Four Leading Newspapers Across Washington State Endorse R-74 and The Freedom to Marry in Recent Editorials
If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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Why did Chick-fil-A cross the road, pull funds for gay marriage foes?
If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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Pink Paper website suspended after 25 years of news service to the community
If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
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