Topics :: Washington State

Iraq War Vet Tossed Out of Cab For Kissing Boyfriend

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
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

Thursday Jun 5, 2014
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

Thursday Mar 6, 2014
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

Friday Feb 14, 2014
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

By Donna Gordon Blankinship | Friday Dec 20, 2013
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

Thursday Dec 5, 2013
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

By Gene Johnson | Thursday Dec 5, 2013
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

By Mike Baker | Tuesday Oct 15, 2013
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

By EDGE | Monday Oct 14, 2013
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

Friday Oct 11, 2013
Tahoma High School in Maple Valley suspended two students this week for wearing Confederate flags around their necks.