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posted Friday, June 28, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 26


DOMA IS DEAD! - Prop 8 appeal dismissed!
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a pair of historic decisions issued June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA and declined to rule in the Prop 8 case, giving same-sex couples the federal benefits of marriage and clearing the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.

The decision on DOMA was close, as expected, with Justice Anthon
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Ron Sims endorses Ed Murray for Mayor
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The early morning e-mail from State Sen. Ed Murray's campaign promised that a 'special guest' would make 'an announcement ... that will have a major impact on the mayoral race' at 10 a.m. on June 27.

The special guest turned out to be four-term King County Executive and former
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Reactions to this week's historic Supreme Court marriage equality decisions
BARACK OBAMA
President

'I applaud the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. This was discrimination enshrined in law. It treated loving, committed Gay and Lesbian couples as a separate and lesser class of people. The Supreme Court has righted that wrong, and our country is better off for it. We
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From the Publisher's Desk
by George Bakan - SGN Owner & Publisher

This Pride, we joyously celebrate what many consider to be the culmination of our struggle for equality. As I write this, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional! The Court also found that the proponents of California's Proposition 8 ha
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Seattleites cheer the death of DOMA
To observe the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that Section 3 of DOMA is unconstitutional and that Prop 8 be dismissed, members of the Seattle-area LGBTQ and Allied communities came together to celebrate at the U.S. Court of Appeals. The program - co-sponsored by Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea), Equal Rights Washington (ERW), American Civil Liberti more
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McDermott reintroduces tax parity bill
Aims to reduce same-sex couples' unequal health costs

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott (D-7) has reintroduced a bill he sponsored in the last session of Congress to end higher federal tax burdens for workers who cover their same-sex domestic partners on their employer-
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Ed Murray opens campaign office in Capitol Hill
Volunteers urgently needed as Seattle mayoral race heats up

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On the evening of Monday, June 24, State Sen. Ed Murray (D-43), primary sponsor of Washington's successful marriage equality bill, officially opened a headquarters office in Capitol Hill for his bid to becom
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LGBT advocacy groups condemn Supreme Court ruling on voting rights
A coalition of nearly two dozen LGBT and allied groups released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act.

Today [June 25], the Supreme Court struck down a central part of the Voting Rights Act, invalidating crucial protections passed by Congress in 1965 and renewed four times
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Another Supreme Court victory - Arizona governor loses appeal on domestic partner benefits
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Supreme Court on June 27 refused to review the appeal of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who wants to strip state employees of domestic partner benefits. The Human Rights Campaign reacted via press release:

'After the landmark decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposit
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ASK MICHAEL: Pride marks history - We all are part of this community celebration
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

This time of year, around the country and around the world, Gay Pride is being celebrated. The colors of Pride come alive in parades, parties, and get-togethers. The music is loud and there is energy in the air as residents welcome visitors in our celebration of ourselves.
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Irish government promises public vote on marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ireland's government will put marriage equality on the ballot for a public vote in 2014, Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore said on June 24.

Gilmore's announcement follows a vote by the Irish Constitutional Convention to amend the country's constitution to allow same-sex marr
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AT&T launches 'Live Proud' campaign
Telecom giant's social media promotion to benefit Trevor Project

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Sunday, June 30, representatives from the U.S.-based telecommunications giant AT&T will join the Seattle Pride celebration on behalf of the company's 'Live Proud' campaign. The advertising and fundraisi
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Seattle: Not great for grads?
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

According to Forbes, only 40% of graduates from the top 100 schools in America are able to find work in their chosen field, with fully half landing positions that don't require a degree at all.

But how long does it take for a hopeful graduate to give up on dreams of gai
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Seattle a hotbed for LGBT sports - New survey places the Emerald City just below the top 10
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Nobody can deny that 2013 has been a banner year when it comes to the merging of the LGBT world and the sports world - something that many feared would never happen. Several former and current pro, college, and teen players have come out as Gay - and the year is only half over.
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Murray momentum continues - Ed rolls up endorsements
By Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The day after he was endorsed by former King County Exec and HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims, Ed Murray got the endorsement of a trio of city leaders.

City Council member and former mayoral rival Tim Burgess, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, and Pramila Jayapal, founder of
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The Guide at Pride: A brief history
by Louise Chernin - Special to the SGN

A group of Gay men gathered together more than 32 years ago with the goal of finding a way to identify other Gay-owned businesses. They knew that they were not the only Gay professionals in town, but the challenge was how to bring everyone together and support one other. One of the firs
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Brussels marks 10 years of marriage equality
by Martha Meeze - Special to the SGN

On June 20, 2003, Brussels mayor Freddy Thielemans had the honor and privilege to host the first Gay marriage of Belgium's capital city. The 10th anniversary of that event was cause for a celebration in City Hall in the presence of all Gay and Lesbian couples who were married there in the
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Trans legal victory in Colorado - Student allowed to use the restroom of her chosen gender
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled on June 24 that a Transgender student must be allowed to use the restroom appropriate for the gender with which she identifies.

Six-year old Coy Mathis was identified at birth as a boy, but has self-identified as a girl since she was fi
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Jesse's Journal: Juan Ahonen-Jover and the 'Gay Agenda'
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

Juan Ahonen-Jover, Ph.D., describes himself as 'an entrepreneur who did well and is now doing good.' Half of a two-man activist factory, Juan and his life partner, Ken Ahonen-Jover, founded eQualityGiving, ActOnPrinciples, eQualityThinking, and Loving Everywhere. Juan Ahonen-Jover
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'The winds of freedom are blowing' - Sec. of State Kerry pledges continued fight for LGBT rights
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Speaking at the State Department's annual Pride at State event on June 19, Secretary of State John Kerry committed his department to fight for LGBT rights even in parts of the world where progress on human rights has been difficult.

'As we look at various places in the world,
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Moving on from DOMA - Congress must now act quickly to grant full federal rights to same-sex couples
by Patty Murray - United States Senator

Each June, Pride Month brings communities together to honor diversity, equality, and love. And as the month winds down, we can all celebrate some truly historic gains as LGBT couples are finally able to express their commitment to each other in the same way so many other Washingtonians
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