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posted Friday, December 9, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 50


Know your rights, protect yourself: Panel discussion Sunday
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Afraid of Donald Trump? Concerned about what his election might mean for your rights? Then Legal Voice has an opportunity for you.

On Sunday, December 11, the women's rights group will host a panel discussion titled 'LGBTQ Rights Post-Election: Protecting Ourselves and Our Community.'

The event begin
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Anti-Transgender legislation pre-filed in the Washington legislature
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The rights of Transgender Washingtonians are under attack yet again. On Thursday, Washington Won't Discriminate, a coalition that supports Transgender rights and freedoms in Washington State, posted a message to its website that states, 'Anti-transgender forces are mounting another att
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Trump vs. science:

Climate change denier goes to EPA, anti-regulation guy to FDA

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump - who successfully challenged the Republican establishment to win his party's nomination and the Democratic establishment to win the presidency - is now challenging science itself with two controversial picks to head important federal agencies.

On December 7 Trump
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NC Gov. McCrory lost because of anti-LGBT bill, new poll shows
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded defeat to his Democratic challenger, Roy Cooper, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a new poll showing conclusively that McCrory was defeated by HB 2, the draconian anti-LGBT bill he pushed through the state legislature.

The su
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Sen. Patty Murray condemns Trump's Secretary of Labor pick

Trump names fast food billionaire to enforce labor laws

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sen. Murray has condemned Donald Trump's nomination of Andrew Puzder to the post of Secretary of Labor.

In contrast to President Obama's Secretaries of Labor - both of them civil rights attorneys - Trump has nominated a fast food billionaire who opposes basic workplace protect
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Connecticut official moves to boot American Family Association from list of approved charities
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The openly Gay state comptroller of Connecticut has threatened to remove the American Family Association (AFA) from the state's list of approved charities, thereby preventing them from getting donations from state employees.

Comptroller Kevin Lembo charged that the AFA's 'so-
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Walmart settles suit over benefits for same-sex spouses
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Walmart has settled a class-action lawsuit challenging the retail giant's refusal to grant insurance benefits to same-sex spouses prior to 2014.

In court papers filed on December 2, former Walmart employee Jacqueline Cote and her lawyers asked a US District Court in Massachuse
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Both same-sex spouses can't be listed on birth certificates, Arkansas Supreme Court rules
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that only the biological parent may be listed on the birth certificate for the child of a same-sex couple.

In its December 8 ruling, the court reversed a lower court judge and admonished him for 'inappropriate remarks' when he decided
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Trans man wins Title VII sex discrimination case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal arbitrator ruled on December 7 that a Transgender man in Lake Charles, Louisiana, was illegally forced to quit his job 'because of his sex,' violating his rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Tristan Broussard had worked for an installment loan com
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Trump vs. science:

Climate change denier goes to EPA, anti-regulation guy to FDA

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump - who successfully challenged the Republican establishment to win his party's nomination and the Democratic establishment to win the presidency - is now challenging science itself with two controversial picks to head important federal agencies.

On December 7 Trump
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11th Circuit Court OKs Florida GSAs
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The federal 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on December 6 that Florida middle school students may form a gay-straight alliance (GSA) to combat bullying.

The appeals court decision reversed the finding of a lower court that the Lake County, Florida, School Board could prev
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New policy brief provides an overview of social science research on Lesbian and Gay families
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A new policy brief from the National Council on Family Relations provides an overview of findings from social science research, as well as recommendations for policies to help Lesbian and Gay (LG)-parent families to thrive.

According to the brief, research on LG parents
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Mother of girl slain in Jerusalem Gay pride parade appointed to the Israeli bench
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Of the 13 judges appointed in Jerusalem on Thursday, seven were women. The one who was singled out by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin was Miriam Banki, better known as Mika, the mother of Shira Banki, who was fatally stabbed while marching in the annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade in July
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Dear Editor:

I wish to congratulate Shaun Knittel for his excellent article, 'LGBT citizens should arm themselves' and for the Seattle Gay News for publishing it in the November 25, 2016 edition.

Apparently, this means fighting fire with fire! Or, as the Pink Pistols slogan says, 'Gays with guns don't get bas
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