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posted Friday, April 3, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 14


Sally Clark resigns from City Council, takes job at UW
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sally Clark resigned from the Seattle City Council April 2, and announced she will take a new job with the University of Washington beginning May 18. Her last day on the Council will be April 12.

In February Clark said she would not seek reelection to the City Council seat she has held since 2006.

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Republicans walk back 'freedom of bigotry' laws
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In the face of sustained national outcry several Republican governors have walked back their support of laws that allow discrimination against LGBT Americans under the cover of 'freedom of religion.'

Many national corporations, including Middle American icons NASCAR and the NC
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Barney Frank in Seattle to promote new book, gives stern advice to Democratic party
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Barney Frank appeared at University Temple Methodist Church on March 30, to read from his new book Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.

The book is part memoir, part political primer, and Frank has some stern advice for his colleagues in the p
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Lawyers named to argue marriage case before SCOTUS
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders) attorney Mary Bonauto and former Assistant U.S. Solicitor General Douglas Hallward-Driemeier will argue for marriage equality when the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the issue April 28.

The pair was named March 31, after a
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Fall-out to homophobia in Indiana
To the Editor:

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Angie's List are to be commended for their respective public actions, in resisting Indiana Governor Mike Pence signing legislation legalizing religious based discrimination, in public accommodations, based on sexual orientation, real or perceived.

However, I urge
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: LGBT Grandparents Group: Still coming on strong
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

Two years ago, I wrote a piece about South Florida's LGBT Grandparents Group; the first and, perhaps, still the only one of its kind. The product of SunServe and other community organizations - Women In Network, PFLAG, the Pride Center and Women with Pride - the Grandparents Grou
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Gaining asylum in the U.S. from anti-Gay persecution
by André Olivie - Special to the SGN

In recent years the U.S. has seen tremendous progress in LGBT rights, from the fall of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 to the series of court rulings against anti-Gay marriage bans throughout the nation. Full marriage equality may be at our doorstep this summer as the U
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County Council member Larry Phillips to retire
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Veteran King County Council member Larry Phillips has announced he will not run for reelection this year.

'While I still possess the energy and desire to help our region meet the many challenges growth poses to our quality of life, and remain committed to preserving the values
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Richland florist fined for turning down Gay customers
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Richland florist has been fined $1,000 plus $1 in court costs for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding.

Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers, was found guilty of violating the state's Consumer Protection Act in a summary ruling February 18.
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No more money for you! Republicans say - State minimum wage hike, paid sick leave, gender equity all die in committee
by Mike Andrew SGN Staff Writer A bill to increase the state minimum wage to $12 per hour died April 1, when the Republican chair of the state Senate Commerce and Labor Committee cancelled a meeting that could have sent the bill to the floor for a vote.

A paid sick leave bill and one to promote gender pay equity also died in
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Senate votes for Social Security and veterans benefits for same-sex spouses
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Eleven Republicans joined all 44 Democrats in adopting an amendment to the federal budget bill that would guarantee equal Social Security and veterans benefits to same-sex spouses regardless of their state of residence.

The amendment, proposed by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), was ad
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DOJ sues Oklahoma university for discriminating against Trans woman
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed suit against Southeastern Oklahoma University, charging the school with discriminating against a Transgender woman professor.

Rachel Tudor was hired as an English professor by the school in 2004. In 2007 she transitioned while con
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#MYHIVMOMENT: Youth Creating an AIDS-Free Generation at the Seattle Public Library April 18
In recognition of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), The Seattle Public Library and Seattle-area youth HIV activists will host a free educational community forum from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

Library events and programs are fre
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The Sisters of the Mother House of Washington to hold AIDS remembrance vigil tonight
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Sisters of the Mother House of Washington are hosting an AIDS remembrance vigil on April 3 in front of the Washington State Convention & Trade Center (7th Ave. & E. Pike St.) at 7:30 p.m.

According to Doug Vitaly - known as Novice Sister Mary Stonewallcraft, the orga
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