February 2, 2007
Volume 35
Issue 05
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Section One

Domestic partnership bills pass out of committees
Senate, House move closer to floor votes

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Elections voted 4 to 3, along party lines, to pass a domestic partnership measure (Senate Bill 5336) onto the Rules Committee, the next step before heading to the floor of the Senate.

For the first time in t
Shaw murderer sentenced to nearly 48 years in prison
Friends, family express their loss at sentencing

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Michael Saga Maiava was sentenced to nearly 48 years on Monday for the October 2004 death of Kevin Patrick Shaw, a 44-year-old Gay Seattle businessman. Last month, a jury found Maiava guilty of first-degree murder and the use
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Botzer receives Task Force honor
"When Marsha gets mad, she focuses like a laser," said Task Force Board Co-Chair Alan Acosta. by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Marsha Botzer, a longtime activist for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender civil rights, was honored on Saturday, January 27, at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Leadership Award event
Highly-resistant HIV strain found in King County
Four men who had sex with men, have history of methamphetamine use found to be infected

Four King County men have tested positive for similar HIV viruses that are highly resistant to several antiretroviral drug classes. One of the men was tested in late 2005, and the other three were tested in 2006. Last month researchers identi
Holleran, Bechdel win 2007 Stonewall Book awards Winners announced in Seattle at meeting of ALA
The OutField: Out to write wrongs by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Two words with long histories of hatred fly around every professional locker room. One -- so odious that mainstream media often will not print it, calling it "the 'n' word" - is nonetheless used with abandon by African Americans, the people once oppressed b
Initiative seeks to make procreation a requirement for marriage
Group aims to give conservatives a dose of their own medicine

The Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance (WA-DOMA) announced on Thursday that their proposed initiative to make procreation a requirement for legal marriage has been accepted by the Secretary of State and assigned the serial number 957. The initiative has been in
First Circuit Court of Appeals to hear 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' case
BOSTON, MA - The federal First Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on March 7 in Cook v. Gates (formerly Cook v. Rumsfeld), a constitutional challenge to the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual service members. The lawsuit, originally filed in December 2004 on behalf of veterans dismissed under the more
Report reveals epidemic of homelessness among LGBT youth
More than 500,000 LGBT youth at risk of homelessness this winter

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 - According to a new report, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth: An epidemic of homelessness, released nationally today by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in collaboration with the National Coalition for the Homeless, between 20
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