January 27, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 04
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Capitol rally for the Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill draws 2,000
"A dream started 29 years ago is about to realized in the state of Washington," said Gov. Christine Gregoire on Monday.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Nearly 2,000 supporters of the Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill (HB 2661), which would outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, filled the steps of the Capitol in Olympia in hopes
Anderson-Murray LGBT Civil Rights Bill passes Senate 25-23

As we go to press the SGN has learned that theWashington State LGBT Civil Rights Bill has passed.
Congratulations to everyone on this 30 year fight! Complete coverage next week.

Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill likely to pass on Friday

Senate committee s
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Harsh truths of male love on the range
Man looses it all due to legal technicality in partner's will

by Jessie Torrisi - Columbia News Service

On the face of it, Sam Beaumont, 61, with his cowboy hat, deep-throated chuckle and Northwestern drawl, is not so different from the ranch hands in Ang Lee's critically acclaimed film "Brokeback Mountain," which opened this
by George Bakan and Rick McKinnon

This morning, The Seattle City Council, acting as a committee of the whole, nominated and voted for Sally Clark to fill the vacant council position caused by the recent resignation of Jim Compton.

Sally Clark is well-known in Seattle as an activist Lesbian through her work as former assista
Jack Abramoff and the anti-Gay agenda
by Doug Ireland

A critical aspect of the corruption and bribery mega-scandal swirling around conservative lobbyist Jack Abramoff and shaking Capitol Hill-which hasn't gotten much mass media attention-is how so much dough from slush funds that he controlled went to leading homophobes from the religious right.

Abramoff did more than
SGN chats with a member Radical Women's Melbourne chapter and Melbourne Freedom Socialist Party as passage of a Gay rights bill in Olympia nears
"We're still under the British system of government, so, we can't change our legislation or force change by our leaders as easily as you in the United States can," said Alison Thorne.

by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN Staff Writer

When I met Alison Thorne, member of both the Melbourne chapter of Radical women and the Freedom Socia
D.C. City Council seeks to expand equal protections for domestic partners
The Council passes the Domestic Partnership Equality Act of 2005 and the Health Care Benefits Expansion Amendment Act this week

WASHINGTON - Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese made the following statement after the District of Columbia City Council passed measures expanding benefits for registered domestic partners.

Trial on antiretroviral drug conservation strategy halted after findings show increased instances of AIDS, death
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on Wednesday announced it ended enrollment in a clinical trial comparing daily antiretroviral therapy with a drug-conservation strategy, which involves taking medication intermittently, after findings showed the conservation strategy increased HIV-positive patients' risk of developing AIDS o more

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