Archives for September 2012

Monthly Archives: September 2012

Austin City Council Unanimously Approves Marriage Equality

On Thursday, the Austin City Council voted unanimously to approve a marriage equality resolution sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole and co-sponsored by Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Council Member Laura Morrison. With this move, Austin became the ...
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Seattle Storm President Karen Bryant Inducted into Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame

Bryant was inducted into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame with nine other sports contributors. ...
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Hunter Valentine Explodes into the Mainstream with ‘Collide & Conquer’

Three seems to be Hunter Valentine‘s lucky number! Coming straight out of Season 3 of Showtime’s hit reality series The Real L Word into the release of their third studio album, “Collide & Conquer” (available October 23, 2012 ...
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Young Voters Less Engaged in 2012 Presidential Election Compared to 2008

The following statistical information is provided by Pew Research Center. Young voters are significantly less engaged in this year’s election than at a comparable point in 2008 and now lag far behind older voters in interest in the ...
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Prominent Clergy Members Issue Open Letter to Minnesotans

Below this statement is an open letter to Minnesotans from some of the state’s most prominent clergy members urging a respectful debate around the marriage amendment. “This week, we heard that a number of churches in Wright County ...
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Cameroon: Justice Delayed for Jean-Claude Roger Mbede

On September 17, a Cameroonian high court sitting in Yaoundé adjourned the appeal hearing brought by lawyers on behalf of Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, who was sentenced to three years in jail for texting another man, “I am very ...
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U.S. Department of Education Releases Free Anti-Bullying Toolkit

The toolkit is designed to provide classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills to intervene in bullying behavior and to de-escalate threatening behaviors at school. ...
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Wanda Sykes Makes $15,000 Donation to Ruth Ellis Center

The Ruth Ellis Center hosted its second annual benefit Voices with special celebrity guest Wanda Sykes on September 20. Voices, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), celebrates the resilience of the more than 4,000 homeless, ...
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Grey’s Anatomy Season 8 Finale Refresher

With the return of Grey’s Anatomy this week, I thought it might be a good idea to do a quick recap of last season’s finale… and oh, what a finale it was… We last left off with a ...
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Faith Leaders Across Washington State Gather to Endorse Approving Ref 74

Today, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, leaders representing several faith traditions, including Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, Catholic and Protestant denominations, announced that nearly 300 faith leaders and organizations statewide have endorsed Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition ...
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