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Section One

Murray says no to write-in, yes to R-71
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Senator Ed Murray announced on Tuesday, September 1, that he would not run as a write-in candidate for mayor of Seattle.

The announcement first came in the form of a four-paragraph statement e-mailed to reporters at 9:00 a.m. By Tuesday afternoon, what Murray's media consultant called "the incredible response" to his announ
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Ref. 71 certified by Secretary of State for November ballot
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On September 2, Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed certified Referendum 71 to the November 3 General Election statewide ballot. After weeks of signature-checking, litigation, and speculation, it's official: Voters will decide the fate of a newly adopted state law that gives registered same
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Rea Carey, Director, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
by Shaun Knittel- SGN Staff Writer

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is the nation's first grassroots organization which advocates LGBT initiatives and legislation. The Task Force's executive director, Rea Carey, is an important leader in the fight for equality for LGBT persons. Carey believes this is a pivotal and exciting
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National Equality March to take place in October
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The October 10-11 National Equality March on Washington, D.C. is scheduled to take place in a little over 30 days. As the date approaches, support for the national march on Washington is building, with 140 prominent LGBT leaders and allies publicly endorsing the event, which seeks equal protec
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BREAKING NEWS: Ref. 71 state & federal lawsuits
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As SGN goes to press, new legal actions centered on Referendum 71 are unfolding in state and federal courts.

On Thursday, September 3, Washington Families Standing Together refiled its suit seeking to block Referendum 71 from making the November ballot in a Thurston County Supe
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Gay marriage takes effect Sept. 1 in Vermont
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Vermont's Gay marriage law took effect at exactly midnight on September 1. Vermont became the fourth state to allow Gay marriages on April 7, when the state House and state Senate voted 100-49 and 23-5, respectively, to override a veto by Gov. Jim Douglas.

Same-sex couples an
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Missing Ed Ruby
There are many things to share about Ed and Seattle, but I just want to focus on what happened with Ed and me.

On the third of September, I was deeply saddened to learn from a friend in Seattle that Ed Ruby had died. He was a most important part of my drag life as well as before and after my years of drag in Seattle. We go back
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Special to the SGN: A voice from the front lines at Olympia count
by Mona Smith, GSBA Board President

When the Referendum 71 'Decline to Sign' campaign started, I called GSBA member Anne Levinson, chair of Washington Families Standing Together (WAFST), and Campaign Director Josh Friedes to see how GSBA could assist. I also extended my personal offer to help. Referendum 71 seeks to roll back the
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Seattle's Gender Odyssey conference launches
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Gender Odyssey
Hyatt at Olive 8
September 5-7


When was the last time you had to answer the question "what are you?" or "what do you consider yourself?" or felt the need to let others know you wanted the gender question retired when it came to how the
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How Would You Feel if
You Had to Ask 4 Million People
for Permission to get Married?

On Why Asking Every Voter for Permission to Marry Is Absurd
(video)

International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Embassies support Budapest pride
Thirteen embassies in Hungary issued a statement August 28 in support of Budapest's 14th Gay pride events.

Culminating with a September 5 parade, the weeklong festivities include music, parties, an "antifascist demonstration," workshops, an open-mic night, a picni
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Northwest News
Northwest News
REGISTER TO VOTE
If you live in King County and are not registered to vote or need to change your voter registration because you have moved, visit the King County Office of Records and Elections website at www.kingcounty.gov/elections or phone their office at 206-296-8683. There is extensive information about voter registration on their outgoing voice mail if you reach
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Lutherans welcome noncelibate Gay pastors
The U.S.' largest Lutheran denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, lifted a ban on noncelibate Gay clergy August 21.

The decision follows a recent similar move by the Episcopal Church.

ELCA gay and lesbian pastors now wi
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Judge denies restraining order in R-71 lawsuit
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On September 2, King County Superior Court Judge Judy Spector denied Washington Families Standing Together (WAFST) a Temporary Restraining Order against Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed certifying Referendum 71 for the November 3 General Election. Spector said state law requires that a
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State Republican Party endorses bigoted Ref. 71
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At a meeting of their State Committee on August 29, the Washington State Republican Party endorsed rejection of Referendum 71, a vote which would nullify SB 5688, and deny domestic partnership rights to same-sex couples.

On Monday, August 31, state Republican Chair Luke Esser i
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Crowded town hall meeting for healthcare
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Speaking to a crowd of 900 to 950 people of various ages, races, gender expressions, and economic status, Congressman Jim McDermott tried to put some minds to rest by attempting to explain President Obama's healthcare plan ideas in ways the average person could understand. Unfortunat
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Italian soccer coach makes controversial homophobic remark
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

Italian FIFA soccer coach Marcello Lippi said on August 26 that he would not select two players for his squad if they were openly involved in a homosexual relationship. He insisted that his statement was not rooted in homophobia, but rather concerns for team morale.

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The Outfield: The disappearing Lesbian coach
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

It's a little-known, seldom-discussed side effect of Title IX: As women's college sports have gained prominence, the number of female coaches has declined.

Even less noticed - or mentioned - are the employment obstacles faced by Lesbian coaches.

Two years ago, Amy
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SOAP presents first check on City debt
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

Seattle Out and Proud (SOAP), the local non-profit organization that produces Seattle's annual Pride Parade, presented their first check to Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels in the form of a giant novelty check presentation and media event at the Seattle Center House on August 31.

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Seattle Out and Proud Seeks New At-Large Board Members
Seattle - Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP), producers of the annual Seattle PrideĀ® Parade, seeks several at-large board members to fill recently vacated spots. Ideal candidates will have a passion to serve the LGBT community by advancing our dual missions of advocating for equal rights for all persons and presenting the best and largest LGBT event in t more
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BREAKING STORIES!
The National Organization for Marriage, is coming under increased scrutiny.
More than 2 dozen men arrested as part of sex sting in Pierce County park Ref 71 (and Equality Cookies)


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