June 9, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 23
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Section One

Celebration greets defeat of Referendum 65, antidiscrimination law takes effect
"Twenty-nine years of effort have come to an end," said State Rep. Ed Murray.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A crowd filled the sidewalk and adjacent parking lot of the Washington Won't Discriminate campaign headquarters in Seattle on Wednesday. The several hundred people had gathered to celebrate a nearly three decade old effort to pass legislation in Washing
Clark kicks off Seattle City Council campaign
by Devin Glaser - SGN Contributing Writer

Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark held her campaign kick-off at Bailey/Coy Books on Wednesday, June 7th. Clark, who was appointed in January to replace former City Councilmember Jim Compton, is the third Lesbian in the city's history to serve openly.

Currently the Chair of the Econ
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Constitutional amendment to ban marriage for same-sex couples fails in the Senate
"...[T]he Republican majority should stop wasting time on divisive election-year politics..." said Sen. Patty Murray.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A proposed constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a man and a women and potentially outlawing marriage-like arrangements, fell to defeat in the Senate on Wednesday. Th
No matter where you're partying, marching or celebrating Pride, we need to be unified in our plans for our future
Commentary by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN Staff Writer

[Editor's Note: This commentary had been written before it was known that Tim Eyman and the backers of Referendum 65 had failed to gather enough signatures to put the referendum on the fall ballot.]

When I saw the soundbite - none of the mainstream news sta
CDC recommends routine HIV testing for U.S. residents
CDC plans to recommend that physicians offer voluntary HIV testing to all U.S. residents ages 13 to 64 as part of routine medical exams in private practices, clinics, hospitals and emergency departments, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The agency also plans to recommend revising current guidelines that require patients to sign informed-c
What can you do to support Washington state's new law banning discrimination against gays in housing, employment and insurance?
What a week! While the national rhetoric heated up, and we once again saw the Senate defeat an effort to write discrimination into the Constitution, a landmark law went into effect here at home. After months of gearing up for a referendum battle, it turns out the campaign was aptly named: Washington Won't Discriminate. That is cause for celebration more
GAY HISTORY - A boy named Dawn (circa.1953) 'You're in the Army now, sucker'
Why would any caring father give his son a girls name? It might as well have been Sue. The answer is, sabotage, or was it a pathetic attempt to be artistic? I will never know why he disliked me while my more masculine brother got all the attention.

My father was like a stranger in the house, we never spoke. Maybe he was jealous of my earl


Compiled by Rick McKinnon - SGN Staff



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