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Section One

Historic Vote- ENDA passes U.S. House by 51 vote margin!
by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

In what could be argued was the most important Gay vote ever taken in the U.S. Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 235 to 184 Wednesday, Nov. 7, night to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Passage came after openly Gay Rep. Barney Frank made an emotional plea to his colleagues.

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Statement on passage of ENDA by U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)
"America is a great nation but it is a work in progress. And we still have work to do when it comes to protecting the rights of every American. No one understands that better than Representative Barney Frank, my friend and colleague from Massachusetts. With Barney's leadership, the House passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. ENDA is a cle more
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Air Force nurse appeals discharge; hearing in Seattle
by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer A widely respected military flight nurse who was fired for being a Lesbian asked a federal appeals court panel in Seattle on Monday to reinstate her lawsuit against the Air Force.

The ACLU argued before the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on behalf of Maj. Margaret Witt, saying her discharge v
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Verbena's annual fundraiser surpasses goal
by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

Call it the little nonprofit that could: Verbena, the do-it-all Queer health organization, raised $95,000 at its 10th Annual Soup 'R' Bowl fundraiser last weekend.

"We were shooting for $80,000 as a goal," said Wendy Sloneker, Development Coordinator for Verbena. "So in true form,
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Equal Rights Washington comments on ENDA
Greetings,

Congress just passed H 3685, the non-inclusive version of ENDA, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. The Vote was 235 to 184. All Washington Democrats voted for the bill joined by one Washington Republican Congressperson. All six Democratic Congresspeople are co-sponsors of H 2015, the inclusive version of ENDA, that
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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc., responds to House passage of non-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act
November 7, 2007

Dear Task Force Supporter,

Today, the House of Representatives passed a version of ENDA that includes protections on the basis of sexual orientation but not gender identity. It is very unlikely ENDA in any version will be voted on in the Senate this year and the White House has promised to veto i
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Researchers acknowledge potential link between vaccine and increased risk of HIV; still urge caution
by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

In late October, Seattle Gay News reported on Merck V520-023, the experimental HIV vaccine that AIDS researchers warned may have increased South African test participants' susceptibility to contracting the disease.

On Wednesday, AIDS researchers met in Seattle for an open scient
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Election 2007: No more roads, and keep (most) of the incumbents, voters say
By Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

The big stories from Tuesday's elections? Yet another transportation proposal was defeated, as were some candidates who had done well the primaries.

Voters in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties rejected Proposition 1, which would have wedded Sound Transit's $30.8 billion propo
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