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posted Friday, June 7, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 23


State Supreme Court reaffirms ruling against Richland florist
She violated anti-discrimination law, Justices say by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously reaffirmed its previous decision against a Richland florist who refused to provide flowers to a same-sex wedding.

Baronelle Stutzman violated state anti-discrimination laws by turning away a Gay couple loo
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Washington Supreme Court unanimously upholds decision protecting rights of gay and lesbian couples
OLYMPIA (June 6, 2019) - The Washington State Supreme Court today upheld its previous decision in Attorney General Bob Ferguson's lawsuit against a Richland florist. The court again found that Arlene's Flowers violated Washington's Consumer Protection Act and the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) by refusing to serve a same-sex couple more
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Barbershop sued for rejecting HIV+ client, must pay $75K
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Los Angeles barbershop must pay $75,000 in damages to a former client who was turned away after the business owner discovered he was HIV-positive.

Nikko Briteramos was a regular client of Kings of Kuts barbershop in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, but when he w
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Rep. Jayapal's statement on passage of HR 6, the American Dream and Promise Act
WASHINGTON, DC (June 4, 2019) - Today, the US House of Representatives passed HR 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, historic legislation to provide a roadmap to citizenship for DREAMers as well as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders.

'I am immensely proud of today's historic vote
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GLAAD issues statement on the death of Johana Medina
I wish I had better news to flag at the start of Pride Month, but it appears another trans woman has died while in custody of ICE officials. Johana Medina is now the third transgender person (that the public is aware of) to have died while trying to seek asylum in the United States.

On Monday, June 3, upon hearing this terrible n
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PFLAG co-founder and Seattle Counseling Service counselor Arleen Nelson dies at 92
IN MEMORIAM -
Arleen Francis Bruce Nelson
October 1926 - April 23, 2019


Arleen Nelson was born in Loma Linda in October 1926. She died at Swedish Hospital April 23, 2019 at age 92. Her parents were Delbert and Sarah Bruce. She is survived by daughter Dr. Heidi Nelson, son Gregory Nelson, grandchildren Andr
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VICTORY: WA Supreme Court again rules in favor of gay couple in discrimination case
SEATTLE (June 6, 2019) - Today the Washington Supreme Court reaffirmed its February 2017 ruling that a Richland florist violated the state's anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws when she refused to sell flowers to a gay couple for their wedding.

The ACLU of Washington represents Curt Freed and Robert Ingersoll in thei
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Lambda Legal celebrates key victory reaffirming LGBT rights in flower shop discrimination case
SEATTLE (June 6, 2019) -The Washington Supreme Court today unanimously reaffirmed its February 2017 ruling that a Richland, Wash., florist had violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) when she refused to sell flowers to a same-sex couple for their wedding. The US Supreme Court last year vacated that 2017 ruling and ordered the more
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Rep. Jayapal presides over House of Representatives for historic debate on HR 6, the American Dream and Promise Act
WASHINGTON, DC (June 4, 2019) - Earlier today, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) became the first South Asian-American woman to preside over the US House of Representatives. Rep. Jayapal was invited to serve as speaker pro tempore, meaning 'temporary speaker,' by Speaker Pelosi, who may delegate a member of the House to preside over the chamber in more
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One million new STIs every day, WHO says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

More than one million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur every single day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated. That means more than 376 million new cases annually of four infections - chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis.

Compared wit
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TUKWILA PRIDE COMMITTEE KICKS OFF FIRST LGBTQ+ PRIDE CELEBRATION ON SATURDAY, JUNE 15
Enjoy a full day of Pride celebration from 10am through 8pm featuring live bands, DJs and drag performance on the entertainment stage along with vendors, community information booths and a beer garden at the Tukwila Pride Street Fair, 12930 East Marginal Way S., Tukwila, WA 98168. For complete details and schedule of events, visit https://www.t more
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'Queers fired up against the far-right'
FSP and Radical Women host panel celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion on June 20

Queer activists in the Pacific Northwest have a proud history of standing with other communities against fascism and the far-right which continues today. On Thursday, June 20, Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women h
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Mexico City drops gender-specific school uniforms
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced a new dress code for government-run schools in her city - and students will no longer be required to wear gender-specific uniforms.

'Boys can wear skirts if they want and girls can wear trousers if they want,' Mayor Sheinbaum said
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