Topics :: Washington State

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Iraq War Vet Tossed Out of Cab For Kissing Boyfriend

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 10
A Washington state gay veteran who served two tours in Iraq says he was discriminated against for kissing his boyfriend when a Yellow Cab driver tossed them out of his car on the evening of July 4.

Wash. State Requires Insurance Parity for Gay Spouses

NATIONAL | Jun 5
Washington state officials are reminding companies in the state that health benefits must be provided to same-sex spouses if they are provided to heterosexual spouses.

Washington’s Top Lawyer Explains Gay Bias Lawsuit

NATIONAL | Mar 6
Attorney General Bob Ferguson explained his gay discrimination lawsuit against a Richland florist during his visit Wednesday to the Tri-Cities.

Bill to Prevent Gay Conversion Passes Wash. House

NATIONAL | Feb 14
A bill intended to prevent health care providers from trying to convert gay people under age 18 has passed the state House.

Wash. Students Protest Gay Vice Principal’s Exit

NATIONAL | By Donna Gordon Blankinship | Dec 20
Students at a Seattle-area Catholic school are gaining national attention for their protest over the forced departure of a gay vice principal.

Gay Weddings 17 Percent of Washington Marriages

NATIONAL | Dec 5
Gay weddings made up 17 percent of marriages in Washington this past year, the first year gay marriages were legal in the state.

Railroads to Offer Health Care to Same-Sex Spouses

NATIONAL | By Gene Johnson | Dec 5
A day after being sued by legally married, gay engineers, the nation’s largest freight rail carriers announced they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees.

Seattle Mayoral Candidates Race to the Left

POLITICS | By Mike Baker | Oct 15
One of the candidates was the architect of Washington state’s gay marriage law. The other is a former activist known for riding his bike to work. Both unabashedly support substantial new taxes, a $15 minimum wage and legal marijuana.

Teens Suspended for Wearing Confederate Flags to Protest LGBT History Month

LOCAL | By EDGE | Oct 14
A pair of 16-year-old students in Maple Valley, Washington got some time off for bad behavior in the form of a suspension from school last week for wearing Confederate flags to school in an apparent statement against LGBT Pride Month.

Wash. Students Suspended for Wearing Flag

NATIONAL | Oct 11
Tahoma High School in Maple Valley suspended two students this week for wearing Confederate flags around their necks.

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