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posted Friday, April 8, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 15


Discrimination doesn't pay

PayPal to cancel NC operations center

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The state of North Carolina learned that discrimination doesn't pay on April 5, when PayPal announced it was canceling plans for a new global operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina's largest city.

The center would have provided more than 400 new jobs for Charlotte residents, but like many other corporations, Pay
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Mississippi governor signs 'religious freedom' bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced April 5 that he has signed HB 1523, a bill to justify anti-LGBT discrimination on religious grounds.

The law will allow officials to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples, businesses to refuse them services, and landlords to refuse to rent to t
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Anti-feminist homophobe elected to Wisconsin Supreme Court
by Victor Hawthorne - SGN Staff Writer

While Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz are making headlines for their respective come-from-behind blowout wins in Wisconsin, a more shocking politician actually won an intense and very controversial race in the Badger State on Tuesday, April 5.

Homophobe, anti-feminist, and ri
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L.A. man accused of shooting his Gay son to death, after murdering his own wife
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On Tuesday, March 29, Shehada Issa, 69, told Los Angeles police arriving at a gruesome scene where the body of his 38-year-old Gay son was lying outside the family bungalow. He had been blasted with a shotgun. Inside, the man's mother lay in a bathroom, stabbed to death.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Louganis to appear on Wheaties box
by Victor Hawthorne - SGN Staff Writer

Better late than never, General Mills announced that four time Olympic diving Gold medalist and five time world champion, Greg Louganis will be featured on their Wheaties cereal boxes as a part of their revamped 'legends' series starting in May.

Louganis, who is openly Ga
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Jesse's Journal: North Carolina broke my heart
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

North Carolina was one of my favorite states. Though I never lived there, my partner Michael Greenspan is a proud Tar Heel who was born in Asheville, grew up in Charlotte, and graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (then as now a center of progressive polit
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Some Capitol Hill business owners report increased sales after light rail station opens on Broadway
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It's been less than 30 days since the Capitol Hill light rail station opened on the corner of E. John and Broadway and already some businesses on Capitol Hill are reporting a 15 to 20 percent increase in customers.

Last month, Sound Transit began service on the nearly 3.2
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Share your ideas on 'Re-Imaging' Library Spaces April 21 with City Librarian Marcellus Turner
What would your dream library look like? How do you envision the library of the future?

Seattle City Librarian Marcellus Turner wants to hear your ideas at a Community Conversation: Re-Imagining Library Spaces scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft A
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9th Circuit sends public nudity case back to lower court

Case comes from 2011 San Diego Pride bust

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on April 5 that a man arrested for public nudity is entitled to a new trial.

Will X. Walters attended the 2011 San Diego Pride Festival dressed in a gladiator costume, with his buttocks covered only by a loincloth flap.

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GOP headed for Splitsville:

Lyin' Ted Cruz is stealing my nomination, Trump says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In the wake of a stunning defeat in the Wisconsin primary on April 5, Donald Trump lashed out at his main rival, Ted Cruz, accusing the Texas senator of trying to 'steal' the Republican presidential nomination.

'Donald J. Trump withstood the onslaught of the establishment yet ag
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Gloves come off in Dem primary battle:

Sanders and Clinton trade punches

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In the wake of Bernie Sanders' 14-point primary win in Wisconsin on April 5, Sanders and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton got into a slugfest over their respective qualifications for high office.

Clinton struck first, exploiting a less-than-stellar Sanders interview with t
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Trans man files workplace discrimination suit against Whole Foods
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Transgender man in New York has filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer, Whole Foods, for violations of his rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the U.S. Constitution.

Victor Alexander King worked at a Whole Foods store in Chelsea, in New Yo
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Businesses warn Tennessee: Don't pass anti-Trans bills
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Five of the country's top businesses warned Tennessee lawmakers not to pass HB 2414, a law that would force Transgender students in public schools to use restrooms that do not correspond to their gender identity.

On April 6, the Tennessee House Education Administration and Pla
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Obergefell applies to Puerto Rico, 1st Circuit rules

Court boots rogue judge

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell - which legalized Lesbian and Gay marriages - applies to the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on April 7.

In doing so, the appeals court reversed a ruling from a Puerto Rican district court that
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A message from Founder & CEO of Replacements Ltd. Bob Page
The following email was sent to Replacements Ltds. email subscribers on Monday, April 4:

Today, I take the unusual step of sending you a personal message. Perhaps you, like millions of others, have heard that North Carolina's recent passage of House Bill 2 - which has been called the worst anti-LGBT bill in the United Sta
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George Mason University renames Law School ASSoL after Scalia
by Victor Hawthorne - SGN Staff Writer

What many thought was an early April Fool's Day joke is actually a real gift from the Comedy Gods.

After having received a generous $10 million from the Charles Koch Foundation and $20 million more from an anonymous donor, George Mason University eagerly changed its law s
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Rights of nonbiological parents at issue in Massachusetts case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Oral arguments began April 5 in a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case involving the rights of nonbiological parents when a couple with children separates.

The case of Partanen v. Gallagher involves an unmarried Lesbian couple with two children who have now separated. Gay
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