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Section One

Joe McDermott moves to Washington State Senate
Joins State Senator Ed Murray, appointed to replace Sen. Erik Paulson

by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

The Metropolitan King County Council appointed former State Rep. Joe McDermott to replace State Sen. Erik Poulsen as State Senator for the 34th Legislative District. With the appointment, Sen. McDermott, who served as the state representative for the 34t
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LGBT community rally for inclusive ENDA
A community rally for a Transgender-inclusive Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was held on Sunday, October 14. People packed into the Seattle LGBT Community Center to hear from local Transgender and allied leaders who urged for the passage of an inclusive ENDA bill, which would provide workplace protections for LGBT people. more
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Human Rights Campaign responds to ENDA concerns
SGN Exclusive interview - HRC President Joe Solmonese

by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

Now is not a fun time to be Joe Solmonese.

The embattled Human Rights Campaign (HRC) president has taken major blows on op-ed pages and from the other major LGBT rights groups for his organization's decision not
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LGBT community to respond to anti-Gay conference in Lynnwood
Seattle Police on heightened alert

by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

Last week, the Seattle Gay News reported plans by an anti-Gay group, Watchmen on the Walls, to convene in Lynnwood for a conference this upcoming weekend.

The movement draws its followers mainly from Russian-speaking, conservativ
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Anti-Gay referenda fails in Oregon
Gay rights groups not celebrating yet

by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

The second effort by anti-Gay groups to block Oregon's new domestic partnership law has failed to garner enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Early last week, the Oregon Secretary of State posted the initial signat
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A hate crime minus the hate
Michael Sandy's killers were convicted of a hate crime even though they weren't anti-gay. The law went too far even in his tragic case.

by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

Lost in all the headlines about whether to include transgender protection in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is a brewing debate
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Joe McDermott becomes third openly Gay member of State Senate
Former state representative appointed to replace Sen. Erik Poulsen

by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

The Metropolitan King County Council appointed former State Rep. Joe McDermott to replace State Sen. Erik Poulsen as State Senator for the 34th Legislative District. With the appointment, Sen. McDermott, who serv
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Yakima woman charged with shooting death of partner
by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

A Yakima woma0n has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of her partner.

Tracy L. Johnson, 46, was arraigned yesterday in the death of 39-year-old Kelly Walsh. She remains in jail with bail set at $1 million.

Police found the body Thursday in the t
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