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posted Friday, April 26, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 17


Employee charges anti-Gay bias at Mill Creek Fred Meyer store
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Fred Meyer employee says he and his husband were subjected to anti-Gay bias at the retail chain's Mill Creek store.

Jack Evans told the SGN that the incident happened in December 2018, when his husband, Lee, came to pick him up after his shift.

'Lee parked in the employee lot, came in through the r
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SCOTUS to hear LGBT discrimination cases next term
Decisions by June 2020

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US Supreme Court said on April 22 that it would hear three related LGBT discrimination cases in its next term. Decisions on the cases would come by the end of the court's term in June 2020.

All three cases have to do with workp
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Washington legislature passes reforms to protect teens from prosecution for sexting
[On April 24, 2019], Gov. Inslee signed into law the Responsible Teen Communications Act (SHB 1742), which protects teenagers from felony prosecution for distribution or possession of child pornography when they make explicit messages and images of themselves ('selfies') and share them with peers, and invests in evidence-based prevention and i more
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VICTORY! HRC-backed Jane Castor elected Tampa's first openly LGBTQ mayor
WASHINGTON, DC (April 23, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization - released the following statement celebrating Jane Castor's election victory in the race for mayor of Tampa, Florida. Castor will now make history as the city's first more
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REPRESENT YOURSELF IN A CIVIL LAWSUIT: THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERS FREE WORKSHOPS BEGINNING MAY 1
Representing yourself in court can be a complicated process. Learn the basics of the civil lawsuit process at one of our upcoming workshops from 6pm to 7:30pm Wednesdays, May 1, 8 and 15 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Level 4, Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room 2, 206-386-4636.

Library events a
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SCOTUS to hear LGBT discrimination cases next term
Decisions by June 2020

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US Supreme Court said on April 22 that it would hear three related LGBT discrimination cases in its next term. Decisions on the cases would come by the end of the court's term in June 2020.

All three cases have to do with workp
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Supreme Court agrees to hear LGBTQ workplace discrimination cases
WASHINGTON (April 22, 2019) - The Supreme Court today agreed to hear R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC & Aimee Stephens and Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, and to decide whether to take away federal civil rights protections from LGBTQ workers.

Stephens, whom the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michi
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US Supreme Court grants review in three LGBTQ employment discrimination lawsuits
WASHINGTON, DC (April 22, 2019) - The US Supreme Court today announced it will review three cases that address whether discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, natio more
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Jane Castor becomes first LGBTQ big-city mayor in southeast
2019 on track to be Year of the Lesbian Mayor

WASHINGTON, DC (April 23, 2019) - Jane Castor easily beat her opponent in the Tampa mayoral runoff Tuesday night and became the first openly LGBTQ person elected mayor of a top-100 city in the southeastern United States. Castor received the Victory Fund's Spotlight endorsement
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The meltdown of the International Socialist Organization: How anti-feminism, racism and bureaucracy led to its demise
Statement by Radical Women, April 23, 2019

On April 2, 2019, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) publicly announced that members had voted to disband because of their failure of confidence in an organization to which many had devoted decades. The problems centered on sexual abuse, racism, and a lack of democracy. Th
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Lambda Legal sues Tennessee over anti-Transgender birth certificate policy
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 24, 2019) - Lambda Legal yesterday filed a federal lawsuit challenging Tennessee's policy prohibiting transgender people born in Tennessee from correcting the gender marker on their birth certificates. Tennessee is one of just three remaining states, [with] Kansas and Ohio, where Lambda Legal has similar lawsuits curren more
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HRC welcomes international LGBTQ advocates for summit on advancing equality around the world
WASHINGTON, DC (April 22, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, kicked off its fourth Global Innovative Advocacy Summit, an annual event bringing international LGBTQ advocates from around the world toge more
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