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VICTORY!: Washington approves R-74, marriage equality for all
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Another big winner: Sen. Patty Murray
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A night that made history
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Are Gays to blame for Hurricane Sandy?
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Charles Outlaw: Empress XXII Morai St Charles
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Making history: Tammy Baldwin becomes the first out Lesbian U.S. Senator
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It's the demographics, stupid!
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Jesse's Journal: Cops in the closet
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Spanish court OKs marriage equality
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Goodbye, Dinesh
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EIGHTEEN MONTHS TO HISTORY: How the Minnesota marriage amendment was defeated - money, passion, allies
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Push Expands for Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
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Court Challenge Promised in Wake of Measure B Passage
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U.S. Supreme Court Reschedules Consideration of Whether to Hear Proposition 8 Case
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LGB and Allied Voters Critical to 2012 Electoral Successes
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VICTORY!: Washington approves R-74, marriage equality for all
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On November 6, Washington state voters approved Referendum 74, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote.

Washingtonians went to bed election night not knowing when they would hear that the freedom to marry was definitely the law of the land. But the Approve R-74
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Another big winner: Sen. Patty Murray
As DSCC chair, she led Democrats to victory in Senate

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

While Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell was coasting to victory over her conservative Republican challenger, Michael Baumgartner, her Senate colleague Patty Murray also emerged as an Election Day winner.

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A night that made history
LGBT and allied candidates triumph in WA and elsewhere
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

November 6 turned out to be a good night for LGBT and LGBT-friendly candidates, both in Washington state and throughout much of the country.

President Obama, who endorsed Washington's Referendum 74, was re-
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Are Gays to blame for Hurricane Sandy?
Not surprisingly, some religious leaders think so

by D'Anne Witkowski - Special to the SGN

We Gays should have seen it coming, frankly. It was only a matter of time before it happened. I'm not talking about Hurricane Sandy itself, but the inevitable parade of idiots claiming that it never would have hap more
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Charles Outlaw: Empress XXII Morai St Charles
December 17, 1954 - August 9, 2012

Charles was born in Clarksville, Tennessee. He moved to Seattle in 1980, where he was employed by Boeing as a Systems Analyst in Aviation for over 20 years.

He became involved with the Imperial Court of Seattle and was elected Miss Gay Seattle XXIII in 1987 and Empress XXII Mor
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Making history: Tammy Baldwin becomes the first out Lesbian U.S. Senator
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Tammy Baldwin became the first out Lesbian elected to the U.S. Senate and the first woman senator from Wisconsin on November 6, defeating former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson.

'For the LGBT person growing up in Wisconsin or anywhere across the country, seeing an openly Gay woman
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It's the demographics, stupid!
How Obama played the odds and won re-election

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

During the presidential campaign of 1992, Bill Clinton's campaign team posted a sign on the wall of their headquarters that said 'It's the economy, stupid!' to remind them how they were going to beat George H.W. Bush and make Cl
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Jesse's Journal: Cops in the closet
Greg Miraglia helps officers, firefighters, and EMTs come out at work

by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

Coming Out From Behind the Badge is both an organization and a set of books by Greg Miraglia dealing with the process of coming out as an openly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender police o
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Spanish court OKs marriage equality
Seven-year-old law clears final legal hurdle

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Spain's Constitutional Court upheld the country's marriage equality law in a ruling announced November 6.

Eight of the court's 11 judges voted in favor of the law. The court said in a statement that a full rulin
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Goodbye, Dinesh
Another anti-Gay hypocrite falls from his moralistic perch

by D'Anne Witkowski - Special to the SGN

Are you sitting down? Because this may come as quite a shock: Another anti-Gay stalwart and 'defender' of marriage has been caught in a marital mishap.

Now, I'm not a marriage counselor, but
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That's a wrap
L.A. voters approve measure requiring condoms in porn

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Los Angeles County initiative requiring porn performers to wear condoms while working has passed with almost 56% of the vote. The final count was announced just after noon on November 7.

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EIGHTEEN MONTHS TO HISTORY: How the Minnesota marriage amendment was defeated - money, passion, allies
by Eric Ringham, Minnesota Public Radio,
Sasha Aslanian, Minnesota Public Radio

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Even as they stood amid the pizza boxes and other debris of an unsuccessful vigil at the State Capitol 18 months ago, Monica Meyer and her friends knew what they had to do.

The Republicans who controlled
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Push Expands for Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
By ERIK ECKHOLM PORTLAND, Me. - Elated by their first ballot victories, in four states, advocates of same-sex marriage rights plan to push legislatures in half a dozen more states toward legalization as they also press their cause in federal courts. They are also preparing for what they hope will be another milestone: the electoral reversal more
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Court Challenge Promised in Wake of Measure B Passage
By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
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U.S. Supreme Court Reschedules Consideration of Whether to Hear Proposition 8 Case
By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
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LGB and Allied Voters Critical to 2012 Electoral Successes
By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
more
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By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grou
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