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posted Friday, July 30, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 31

Section One

SGN Exclusive Interview: Supreme Court candidate Charlie Wiggins
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Attorney and former judge Charlie Wiggins is running for a seat on the Washington Supreme Court.

His opponent, 15-year incumbent Richard Sanders, has earned a reputation as a loose cannon. Sanders has been labeled pro-business and anti-labor, but also anti-prosecutor. He is the only sitting Supreme Court justice to have b
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Target donates $150,000 to anti-Gay group
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Gay rights activists and loyal Target shoppers are furious with the company after it contributed $150,000 to MN Forward, a political group that has endorsed and is paying for ads for conservative Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who opposes same-sex marriage.

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Discharged Gay Army Lt. Dan Choi confronts Reid
Senator Reid embraces Choi, promises to pass DADT bill

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Dan Choi is at it again. Depending on what side of the activist coin you associate yourself with, Choi is either a hero or an instigator. Regardless of what you think of Choi, he isn't going anywhere; which is exactly wh
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SGN Exclusive Interview: Lesbian labor leader Mary Kay Henry President of SEIU 'the most powerful Lesbian in the country'
President of SEIU 'the most powerful Lesbian in the country' by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Mary Kay Henry has been described as 'the most powerful Lesbian in the country.'

In May, she was elected president of the 2.2 million-member SEIU (Service Employees International Union), one of the largest, fastest g
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Capitol Hill Alano Club meets fundraising goal
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Capitol Hill Alano Club (CHAC) has done it! CHAC has raised $21,398 - exceeding their $15,000 fundraising goal. Aleksa Manila and Friends, a variety show sponsored by Seattle Gay News and hosted by Aleksa Manila and SGN Associate Editor Shaun Knittel at Café Metropolitain (1701 E. Olive Way)
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General Gayety: Victory for Argentina
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

Argentina suffered a distinct blow when its promising soccer team was bounced from the World Cup. What did the country do to pick up its spirits?

It passed Gay marriage.

Argentina is the first nation in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage. Gays
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Our fourth week in Africa, off to Tzaneen in SA then to Botswana
by Barry Thorsness - SGN African Correspondent

It's a good feeling to know that you 'have to go to work' when you are traveling. For all the readers of the SGN, every Friday I must find a computer, usually at an internet café, to put the SGN online.

On Tuesday, I found myself off to work with Sharon (at whose home we
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GetEQUAL arrested (again) in U.S. Capitol rotunda
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On July 28, eight people were arrested during a staged sit-in by the direct action group GetEQUAL in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. GetEQUAL officials say the act of civil disobedience was part of an effort to push House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take a vote on the Employment Nondiscrim
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Obama angers pro-choice supporters, excludes insurance coverage for abortions
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gay rights activists are not the only ones wondering where their 'fierce advocate' went.

Pres. Obama outraged reproductive choice supporters when his administration announced on July 16 that the high-risk insurance pools created by his healthcare reform bill to cover people with pr
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Gay priests 'sadden' pope
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Vatican said it was 'saddened and troubled by a magazine cover story on Gay priests.

The Italian weekly Panorama - owned by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi - published the article titled 'Le notti brave dei preti Gay' (The wild nights of Gay priests) last week.

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Judge rules AZ workers can keep partner benefits
Judge rules AZ workers can keep partner benefits by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

U.S. District Court Judge John W. Sedwick issued a preliminary injunction on July 23, blocking Arizona's attempt to take away domestic partnership benefits from LGBT state employees.

The injunction was requested by Lambda Legal at
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Victory in Sonoma - Elderly Gay man separated from dying partner wins damages
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Clay Greene, an elderly Gay man who was forcibly separated from his dying partner and deprived of his home and property by officers of Sonoma County, California, will receive $653,000 in damages in a settlement announced July 23.

Sonoma County agreed to pay Greene $600,000 and
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Finland to legalize same-sex marriage
Finland's Justice Ministry has begun work on legalizing same-sex marriage as well as adoption by married same-sex couples.

Justice Minister Tuija Brax said Finland's constitution bans discrimination based on gender and that public opinion supports letting Gay
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Northwest News
Northwest News
GAY CITY LGBT LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Through July 31, the Gay City LGBT Library (511 E. Pike St.) is having a membership drive. ID required to sign up for membership to check out up to five books for a month. The library has over 2,000 books in all topics and genres. The Gay City LGBT Library is a member-generated organization and needs you to become a member in order t
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Lambda fights for Arizona partner benefits
Lambda Legal presented oral arguments in U.S. District Court in Phoenix on June 28 to block a law that strips domestic-partner benefits from Gay and Lesbian state employees.

Arizona lawmakers eliminated health care for Gay state employees' partners in a
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NJ Supreme Court will not hear marriage case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The New Jersey Supreme Court announced July 26 that it would not hear Lewis et al v. Harris et al, a case in which six same-sex couples asked for the right to marry.

The courts decision came on a 3-3 vote. One Supreme Court seat is currently vacant, and four votes were needed
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Sisters go head to head with Quake Rugby for kickball fundraiser
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Sisters of
Perpetual Indulgence vs.
Quake Rugby kickball
August 14


Hold onto your butts. On Saturday, August 14, the Quake Rugby team will take on the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of St. Joan and Order of Benevolent Bliss (Portland) in th
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Being Gay in Federal Way - Out life in Federal Way not quite like Seattle
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

'Truth be told, Federal Way isn't really ready,' said Tyler Young, who is starting what he says is the first LGBT group based in Federal Way, Washington, a city of approximately 86,000 located between Seattle and Tacoma. Federal Way is also one of the 10 largest cities in the state of Washi
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Ask Michael: The fathers of Gay children
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

Recently I've been impacted by several stories of fathers doing their own personal work to break through their issues and accept their Gay sons or Lesbian daughters. These are heartwarming stories which remind me of another important part of the coming-out process: the part which inf
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Gay City and Entre Hermanos receive Public Health grants
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On July 21, Public Health - Seattle & King County issued 51 grants totaling $8.9 million to fund school districts, community-based organizations, and local governments to improve nutrition and physical activity, and decrease tobacco use and exposure within King County. Both Entre Hermanos a
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