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posted Friday, August 22 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 34


Ali Muhammad Brown to investigators: 'My mission is vengeance'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editorhttp://www.sgn.org/sgnnews42_34/index.cfm Ali Muhammad Brown, the convicted sex offender charged with killing two Gay men in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood on June 1, has admitted to fatally shooting a Skyway man about one month earlier and slaying a West Orange, New Jersey college student, according to King County court filings made public more
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Feds will protect Trans employees, Department of Labor says
On August 19, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the following statement from Patricia Shiu, director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs:

The federal government holds contracts with about 200,000 establishments, and these contractors and subcontractors play an important role in making our country work. They
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Florida too: Federal judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Federal District Judge Robert A. Hinckle ruled on August 21 that Florida's law barring same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and unenforceable.

Florida law violates the due process and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution, Hinckle found, and the state's rationale
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Jesse's Journal: GNI's NakedFest: A First-Time Experience
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

As everyone knows, Gay Naturists International (GNI) had to cancel its annual Gathering this year because of a scheduling conflict. Instead, GNI hosted its first-ever NakedFest at Camp Ramblewood in northern Maryland, a venue more convenient than the Poconos for those of us who tr
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ECSA elects five to its Hall of Fame as softball postseason begins Emerald City Softball Association's fall league is under way as nine Seattle teams prepare for 2014 Gay Softball World Series in September
by Tony Stasiek - Special to the SGN

The Emerald City Softball Association's 35th regular season may have wrapped up in July, but many in the league and its members have kept busy as the postseason gets under way.

In addition to sending more than two-dozen teams to tournaments throughout the late summer and fall
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Not so fast! Roberts tells Virginia couples
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

On August 20, Chief Justice John Roberts stayed a ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and put marriage prospects on hold for Virginia's Gay and Lesbian couples. Marriages had been scheduled to begin August 21.

In a July decision, the Fourth Circuit upheld the opinio
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Smithsonian to feature LGBT popular culture
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Smithsonian Institution is adding hundreds of artifacts documenting LGBT popular culture to its collection, the museum announced August 19.

Among the items being donated are pieces from the hit TV show 'Will and Grace.'

Show creators David Kohan and Max Mut
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California Senate kills porn safety bill - Supporters vow to bring it back
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A bill designed to protect porn actors by requiring the use of condoms during film shoots died in a California Senate committee on August 14.

The bill, known as AB 1576, would have extended similar legislation passed by Los Angeles County - the center of U.S. porn production -
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Lambda Legal sues on behalf of American Military Partner Association for VA benefits for same-sex spouses
WASHINGTON, DC - Lambda Legal and Morrison and Foerster LLP have filed suit against the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on behalf of the American Military Partner Association ('AMPA') arguing that the denial of benefits to same-sex spouses of veterans living in states that refuse to recognize their marriages is in violation of the U.S. Supreme more
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Indiana marriage ban struck down AGAIN
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Federal District Judge Richard L. Young ruled on August 20 that Indiana state law barring recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.

In this case, Bowling v. Pence, one plaintiff sought a divorce and another couple wished to have their Iowa marriage re
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Irish approve of same-sex relationships, new poll says Good news for upcoming marriage vote
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new poll by The Sunday Times says that 86% of the Irish people approve of same-sex relationships.

The findings are welcome news for Irish Gay and Lesbian couples ahead of a planned referendum on same-sex marriage.

Kieran Rose, of Ireland's Gay and Lesbian Equ
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WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT: MATTY MORIN AND PETER TOUCHARD
Ms. Linda Morin announces the marriage of her son Matty Morin and Peter Touchard to take place on the Playa at Burning Man on August 27 at sun-down at the 'Embrace' Art installation. Matty and Peter reside in San Francisco. Matty, a long time resident of Seattle, and Peter from Los Angeles became engaged one year ago at Burning Man.

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