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Approve R-74 up by six points
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Getting out the vote
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Ballots are in the mail
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Marriage equality: A Jewish perspective
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HRC stepping up support for marriage equality
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New Miss UTOPIA crowned
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Charles Trevor Logan
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Marriage equality: good for families, good for business
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DOMA dealt another blow
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BLAG goes broke
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Bigots raid the collection plate
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Chris Kluwe 'shows' his support in OUT Magazine
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Let me count the Gays
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Seattle LGBT Commission tackles hate crimes, announces 'It Gets Better' event
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Bone(r) of contention
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Approve R-74 up by six points
Result of prestigious Washington Poll gives real reason for optimism

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Referendum 74 is now leading by 6.3 points, the prestigious Washington Poll says.

The Washington Poll is a widely respected electoral survey directed by UW Associate Professor Matt Barreto. It is conducted only once a year, a
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Getting out the vote
Washington United for Marriage aims to reach 1m pro-LGBT voters

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Thursday, October 18, Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to Approve Referendum 74, announced a statewide push to contact one million voters and make sure they return the
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Ballots are in the mail
ERW and SEAMEC make endorsements for LGBT and allied voters

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As this issue of SGN goes to press, general election ballots have been mailed to King County voters, ballot drop-boxes are open, and ERW (Equal Rights Washington) and SEAMEC (Seattle Metropolitan Elections Comm
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Marriage equality: A Jewish perspective
by Rabbi Aaron Meyer - Special to the SGN

Your attention, please! Would Aaron Meyer please report to the Guidance Office? Aaron Meyer to the Guidance Office!

Me?!? A boy who still held his mother's hand to cross the street at age 15? My sense of doom was eventually assuaged when I realized it was simply more
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HRC stepping up support for marriage equality
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The LGBTQ community's love/hate relationship with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) is something that I suspect will never change. HRC's approach is too slick and professionalized for some, and just right for others. Either way, they are here to stay and, regardless of which side of the
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New Miss UTOPIA crowned
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Congratulations to Miss UTOPIA Seattle 2012-13, Marion Malena.

On October 13, Marion was crowned the new Miss UTOPIA (United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance) at the organizations third annual pageant in Renton at the IKEA Performing Arts Center. Marion was joi
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Charles Trevor Logan
January 8, 1946 - October 6, 2012

Trevor passed away on Saturday, the 6th of October, 2012, at his residence, The Gaslight Inn, in Seattle, Washington in the arms of his lifelong best friend and business partner, Stephen Bennett. His sister Linda and dear friends were by his side.

Born in Vancouver, B.C.
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Marriage equality: good for families, good for business
Approve R-74 campaign counters opponents' tired myths

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The campaign to Approve Referendum 74 in Washington state is going strong, spearheaded by the central campaign, Washington United for Marriage, and augmented by the Pride Foundation, Freedom to Marry's 'Why Marr
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DOMA dealt another blow
Court applies 'heightened scrutiny' test in declaring act unconstitutional

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that DOMA is unconstitutional in the case of Windsor v. U.S. The 2-1 decision, announced October 18, marks the eighth tim
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BLAG goes broke
House DOMA defenders have maxed out their budget

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The so-called Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG), charged with defending DOMA by Republican House Speaker John Boehner, has spent a total of $1,447,996.73 to date. Its contract with the outside attorneys who actually h
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Bigots raid the collection plate
Catholic Church pouring cash into anti-Gay campaigns

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Roman Catholic Church has poured millions of dollars into anti-Gay campaigns between 2005 and the present, and is taking a leading role in funding anti-marriage ballot measures in four states, according to new rep
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Chris Kluwe 'shows' his support in OUT Magazine
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken straight ally to the LGBTQ community, posed for pictures in the current issue of OUT Magazine.

Kluwe, who strongly supports the freedom to marry, recently told CNN, 'To me, this fight is about equality and human rights. T
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Let me count the Gays
Census Bureau forms new panel to improve LGBT data collection

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Census Bureau announced October 12 that it was creating a National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations to advise it 'on topics such as housing, children, youth, poverty, priva
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Seattle LGBT Commission tackles hate crimes, announces 'It Gets Better' event
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On October 15, the City of Seattle's LGBT Commission ad Human Rights Commission presented a Hate Crimes Forum at Seattle City Hall.

The two-hour forum was an educational event to explain what a hate crime is, and what to do if you see one happen - or are the victim of on
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Bone(r) of contention
Porn studio employee sues after erection drug mishap

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A stagehand for a San Francisco porn studio has filed suit against his employers, claiming that he was wrongfully fired when he refused to inject performers with a controlled substance to prolong their erections.
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