Politics

Politics

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Maintaining a tradition of issuing cases impacting the LGBTQ community on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Pavan v. Smith, upholding the requirement outlined in Obergefell (the case that banned marriage discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender) that birth and death certificates reflect the same-sex spouse. ...
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Nearly 800,000 children brought to this country by their parents – called Dreamers – have known no other home than the United States. ...
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Nikkita Oliver speaks at a block party in Seattle

It's been over nine decades since Seattle has had a female mayor, but that dry spell is about to see some rain as two powerhouse politicos take the driver's seat on the November ballot. ...
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The Refund Equality Act would permit same-sex couples to amend their tax returns, allowing them to file jointly and to secure an estimated total of $67 million in refunds to which they are entitled. ...
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Transgender troops currently in the military have been able to serve openly since last year. The policy also allows them to receive any treatment deemed medically necessary, including surgery and hormone therapy. ...
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The House Friday passed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, which included Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) bipartisan Child Abuse Accountability Enhancement Act to close a legal loophole that denies justice for some survivors of child abuse. ...
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Republicans in Congress seem to have a lot of ideas and a lot of intentions when it comes to changing things in the United States in order to “make America great again,” but they can’t seem to come together and actually agree on anything for long enough to actually get it done. ...
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The Canon Family/Dan Canon

Canon built a legal practice representing people against government and big corporations. Notably, he was one of a team of lawyers who took the landmark marriage equality case to the Supreme Court of the United States. ...
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Jenny Durkan's campaign held a Wonder Woman screening in Seattle/Facebook

Durkan revealed to us her plans for Pride (hint: they include Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand), transgender rights and her plans to help small business owners - if she secures a spot on the August ballot. ...
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Donald Trump/GLAAD Accountability Project

As millions of Americans mark and celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, Washington state Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) sent a letter to Trump outlining several ways the administration has undermined protections for LGBTQ Americans in his first months in office. ...
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