Politics

Politics

Suzan DelBene/Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times

The Equality Act is a comprehensive bill that aims to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. ...
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Washington Won't Discriminate

Law enforcement, clergy, businesses leaders, transgender Washingtonians families and others launched the No on I-1515 campaign Thursday. ...
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Sens. Patty Murray, Cory Booker and 16 of their Democratic colleagues introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, legislation to classify “conversion therapy” as a fraudulent practice. ...
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Seattle City Council passed with a unanimous decision the resolution expressing the City's fervent support for the designation of a National Park for Stonewall. ...
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Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis./AP Photo/Joe Koshollek

Russ Feingold (D-WI), Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) and Ted Strickland (D-OH) have been endorsed by LPAC. ...
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Governor Kate Brown/Flickr

Tina Podlodowski would become the first out lesbian secretary of state in U.S. History. ...
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Randy Berry, the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons. Photo: nationwideradiojm.com

Randy Berry will complete his first year as the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons on April 15. ...
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Senator Pramila Jayapal poses with her campaign poster inside her office in downtown Seattle. Photo: Elizabeth Alvarado

Jayapal (D-Seattle) is campaigning to take the House of Representatives seat that Jim McDermott, who has announced his retirement, has held since 1989. ...
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U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

"Think about the message the wage gap sends to young girls who see women valued less than men for doing the same work – and in the case of the women’s soccer team – doing it so much better!" Murray said. ...
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(L to R) U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry, Founder and CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Selisse Berry, and President of Walt Disney Resorts and Parks George Kalogridis at the Out & Equal Executive Forum Conference in San Francisco, March 22–24, 2016. Photo: Out & Equal

During his keynote speech to 90 senior LGBT and ally executives, Berry appealed to the business leaders why he believes they hold a key role in advancing LGBT rights around the world. ...
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