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Section One - ALL STORIES
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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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NCLR to honor Martina Navratilova for tennis, civil rights accomplishments
SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 17, 2007 -- Legendary tennis icon and civil rights activist Martina Navratilova will be honored at the 30th Anniversary Gala for the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) on Saturday, May 12, 2007, at Fort Mason. NCLR is the nation's premier national legal organization committed to advancing the legal and more
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Gay scientist awards in San Francisco
We are pleased to announce the 2007 NOGLSTP Recognition Awards recipients: Carolyn Bertozzi (GLBT Scientist of the Year), Tim Gill (GLBT Engineer of the Year), Karl Mauzey (GLBTA Educator of the Year), and Christopher Bannochie (Walt Westman Award). These people will be honored at the 4th Annual NOGLSTP Recognition Awards Ceremony at a receptio more
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With open arms
by State Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles - Special to the SGN

It breaks the heart to hear about newborns left in a dumpster or behind in a motel room, often by a desperate teenager. What ever was the poor mother thinking about? And how truly tragic for the child who was given no chance -- no chance -- at a start in life.

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Gay vote, rights likely to play a role in presidential campaigns
by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

Early polling suggests the 2008 presidential election could very well come down to a one-point margin of victory -a development that lends more import to the votes of minorities such as Gays. And though campaign trails are as hazardous to the reputations of prognosticators as they are to
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RV basics
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP - SGN Contributing Writer

For many of us the world, words and structures of boating, or RV'ing are foreign. To briefly clarify, I offer the following summary, which will be followed by my personal observations and prejudices.

The letters "RV" are an abbreviation for "recreational vehicl
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Freshen up your home with a "mini makeover"
Remodeling a room in your house can be a big undertaking. It requires planning, time and in many cases a significant amount of financial resources. (No wonder they can sometimes call it an "extreme" makeover!)

But many times even a "mini makeover" can be just what a homeowner is looking for to spice up a room or two. Small change
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Real Estate
'Generation Young' goes DIY Across the country, first-time homeowners are moving into houses that all too often look their age -- much older than the new occupants.

According to a report from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, people under 35 are making the greatest gains in homeownership rates in the United
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