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posted Friday, December 14, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 50

Section One

'Everyone is welcome here' - Mayor McGinn opens Seattle City Hall for same-sex marriages
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Same-sex couples pronounced their wedding vows Sunday morning at Seattle City Hall. An SGN photography team - Nate Gowdy, Jen DeLeo, Richard Wood, and Jimmy Gonzalez - spent the day documenting the historic occasion (see photos, Section 3).

The marathon marriage session at Seattle City Hall ended Sunday with
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Reading the tea leaves - What will the Supreme Court do about DOMA?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court may have dropped a hint about its thinking on DOMA when, on December 11, it asked Massachusetts attorney Vicki Jackson to file briefs in U.S.A. v. Windsor.

Jackson was not asked to offer arguments on the constitutionality of the law that prohibits federal
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Republicans take control of WA Senate
Murray out as majority leader after two Dems switch sides

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Less than a month after being elected Senate majority leader by the Democratic Party caucus, Sen. Ed Murray lost the spot when two Democrats defected to the Republican side.

Sen. Rodney Tom, one o
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The 'religious freedom' red herring
Why people of faith are not victims in the marriage equality fight

by Abby Dees - SGN Contributing Writer

By the time you read this, you'll probably know if the Supreme Court has decided to hear one of the three marriage equality cases knocking at its venerable doors. I'm willing to bet a hundred bucks th
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A toast to equality! - Gov. Chris Gregoire headlines ERW celebration breakfast
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Before Washington United for Marriage - the mainstream campaign credited with winning marriage equality at the ballot box in Washington - was created, Equal Rights Washington (ERW) stood at the helm guiding progressive voters in the state towards a more Democratic and equal future. In fa
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Holiday Calendar

FAMILY FUN

Argosy Christmas Ship Festival, a Northwest tradition since 1949, through Dec. 23. The Argosy Christmas Ship (accompanied by festive Parade Boats) sails to various Puget Sound waterfront communities fo more
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IN LOVING MEMORY: JOSEPH R. EISENHAUER
April 4, 1948 - December 15, 1999


Joe Eisenhauer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved with his family to Arizona at an early age. In his twenties he attended college in Arizona and later joined the Coast Guard. In later years he moved to Washington, living first in Mount Vernon and then in Seattle, where he spent the remainder of his life.

In 1982, at the be
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Not your average Dear Abby
Project NEON peer educators take it to the streets

by Morgan Jade - Special to the SGN

'A lot of people harm themselves when using & they get stuck doing unsafe behaviors, and sometimes it takes something tragic to make them start using more safely,' says Rone┬┤┬┤, who has volunteered as a Project NEON peer
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Violent crime continues to fall
FBI says murder, robbery, rape all declined in 2011

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Violent crime in the United States fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2011, with murder, rape, and robbery all going down, according to FBI statistics.

Still, crime remains a serious problem in
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Quo vadis, Nevada?
Judge Robert C. Jones keeps the Silver State straight

by D'Anne Witkowski - SGN Contributing Writer

In the uphill battle for marriage equality, Gays and Lesbians have had to stare down many a disappointing court decision where bias and homophobia masqueraded as law. Granted, marriage equality received a s
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Equality in the Land of Lincoln
Send me a marriage bill and I'll sign it, Illinois governor says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is hoping the legislature will pass a pending marriage bill when it reconvenes after the first of the year.

'I hope that bill goes forward,' Quinn said at a pres
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Facing up to discrimination - Americans increasingly think anti-Gay bias is a 'serious' problem, new poll says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Most Americans believe anti-Gay bias is a 'very serious' or 'somewhat serious' social problem, according to a new Gallup poll released December 6.

As might be expected, people who identify as LGBT see the problem as more serious than Americans as a whole do.

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Is New Jersey next? - Marriage equality could be on the Garden State's 2013 ballot
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New Jersey Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, the state's first openly Gay legislator, introduced a bill on December 10 to put marriage equality on the ballot next year.

The next day, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney - like Gusciora, a Democrat - said he would not allow the b
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Rogers found guilty of lying to police
Lesbian who said three men attacked her in July faces possible jail term

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

The Lincoln, Nebraska, woman who claimed she was attacked by three men who carved anti-Gay slurs into her arms and stomach was found guilty December 10 of making a false police report. Rogers cou
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Beyond the 'Gay gene' debate
Biologists propose a new explanation for same-sex attraction

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Researchers from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis have developed a new theory to explain why some people are Gay.

In an article published December 11 in U.S. Ne
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Cocktail Chatter: Ice? Who needs ice?
How to survive a hurricane in style

by Ed Sikov - SGN Contributing Writer

'What did you drink during the Great Blackout, Daddy?'

It's too bad I don't have kids. If I did, they'd ask this crucial question around the age of six, when their dawning awareness of history's imperative met th
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