July 28, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 30
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Section One

No wedding bells in Washington State
State Supreme Court upholds ban on marriage by same-sex couples

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The debate over marriage equality for same-sex couples arrived in Washington State this week as our state's highest court ruled in a narrow 5-4 decision to uphold a law passed in 1998 that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. The Court issued six se
Gay community and allies expresses hurt, hope after state Supreme Court decision
"The people will be victorious, no matter how long it takes," said King County Councilmember Larry Gossett.

by Liz Meyer - SGN Contributing Writer

The several hundred people assembled Wednesday evening at First Baptist Church in Seattle had hoped their 'Decision Day' gathering would be under more joyous circumstances.
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Latvia Pride trashed by mobs throwing human excrement
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

The second effort to stage a Gay pride parade in Riga, Latvia, was an unmitigated disaster July 22.

The City Council and a court banned the parade, claiming police wouldn't be able to protect marchers from marauding homophobic mobs.

So, activists instead staged a religious servic
Brick by Brick a success for the LGBT Center - $26,678 raised since program began
The Seattle LGBT Community Center and Coors Light are pleased to announce that this year the Brick by Brick Campaign raised nearly $6000 for Seattle's LGBT Center! "With direct support from our community bars and pubs, as well as community members, we have raised over $26,678 in the few years we've had this event," said Executive Director Shannon T more
New tools for living openly are offered
"The most important thing each of us can do for equality is to be open with the people in our lives and talk about it," said HRC President Joe Solmonese.

The Human Rights Campaign's Coming Out Project announced the release of its brand new "Resource Guide to Coming Out."

The newly updated guide is based on groundbreaking research


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New 'Justice for All' resource focuses on importance of the courts
"The Courts have always had - and always should have - a vital role in ensuring justice for all," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.

In the wake of recent court rulings against fairness, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation today launched a new online resource, "Justice for All: The Importance of a Fair and Balanced Judici
Civic, religious, civil rights leaders join to declare 'Marriage Matters'
Full-page newspaper ads feature diverse allies committed, including Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels

In full-page newspaper advertisements appearing today coast to coast, more than 60 civic, religious, labor and civil rights leaders and organizations declare their commitment to working toward equality for Gay and Lesbian families. View the ad at
Federal judge dismissed local challenge to "don't ask, don't tell" policy
Appeal to be filed in ninth U.S. circuit court of appeals

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A federal judge dismissed a challenge by Air Force Reserve major Margaret Witt, 42, of Spokane after ruling that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a Texas sodomy law did not affect the constitutionality of the milit

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the July 19 demonstration in
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