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posted Friday, May 30 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 22


NOM asks SCOTUS for stay of Oregon marriage ruling - Justice Kennedy delays decision, marriages continue
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy asked for briefs to be filed after NOM requested an emergency stay of a federal judge's ruling striking down Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage.

Kennedy, the Supreme Court Justice who supervises federal courts in Oregon, made his request on May 28. He gave NOM and the Gay and
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Health organizations file federal complaint against insurance companies over HIV/AIDS coverage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The National Health Law Program and The AIDS Institute filed a federal complaint on May 29 against four insurance companies, saying that the firms discriminate against HIV/AIDS patients.

CoventryOne, Cigna, Humana, and Preferred Medical were named in the complaint filed with the
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Pride Foundation awards scholarship money; U.S. Senator Patty Murray speaks at event
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Since the founding of its Scholarship Program in 1993, Pride Foundation has supported more than 1,200 student leaders from the Northwest, with over $3 million in scholarships to ensure students can pursue their educational dreams. Pride Foundation scholars are self-identified LGBTQ youth, m
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Jesse's Journal: Godwin's Universal Law
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

I will start this article with an undisputed truth: the Nazis were evil. As rulers of Germany and conquerors of most of Europe, Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers' Party killed tens of millions of human beings. Though they are most infamous for their genocidal m
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U.S. Senator Patty Murray gives opening remarks at the Pride Foundation Scholarship Reception
On Wednesday, May 28th, U.S. Senator Patty Murray gave the opening remarks at the Pride Foundation's annual Scholarship Reception in Seattle. Senator Murray discussed her ongoing efforts to address issues facing LGBTQ youth in the education system, including her Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014, aimed at curbing har more
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Wisconsin AG prepares to lose marriage case, asks for stay in advance
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked a federal judge to commit in advance to stay any ruling she might make striking the state's ban on Gay and Lesbian marriages.

In a May 23 petition to U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb, Van Hollen said if the judge strikes do
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Census to count same-sex married couples as families
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Census Bureau announced May 26 that it will now count married same-sex couples as families, rather than as unmarried partners, as they have previously done.

The first time the new method of counting Gay and Lesbian spouses appears will be in September, when the 2013 Am
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Stonewall veteran Storme DeLarverie dies at 93
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Storme DeLarverie, dubbed 'the Rosa Parks of the Gay rights movement' by her friends, died on May 24 in New York City. She was 93.

According to the Bronx LGBT Center, 'Storme was a Black lesbian who often presented as a Black man; although she could easily have passed for a Wh
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Houston passes nondiscrimination ordinance
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Houston's City Council voted on May 28 to pass an expanded nondiscrimination ordinance that for the first time offers protections to the city's LGBT community. The vote was a convincing 11-6.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker signed the measure into law immediately, as cheers broke
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Two Lesbians, one Gay man elected to Belfast City Council
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two Lesbians and one Gay man have been elected to the Belfast City Council in Northern Ireland. Each represents a different party spread across Northern Ireland's political spectrum.

Celebrating her victory, Mary Ellen Campbell of the nationalist Sinn Fein Party tweeted 'Aren't
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Prostate cancer may be caused by infection, researchers say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Researchers at the University of California say that a sexually transmitted infection may be the cause of prostate cancer.

The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), identifies a single-cell organism called trichomonas vaginalis as the culp
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