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Lambda Legal Challenge to Military Trans Ban on Course to Proceed to Trial

National
Friday, a federal court in Seattle rejected the Trump Administration’s claim that its “new” discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services passes muster. ...
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Inslee Signs Reproductive Parity Act Into Law: Big Win for Women, Families

Health
The RPA requires all insurance plans in Washington state that cover maternity care to also cover abortions, ensuring that women are able to make the decisions that are best for themselves and their families. In addition, the RPA covers all FDA-approved contraception, including emergency contraception, without cost-sharing. ...
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Court Orders U.S. Military to Immediately Halt Ban of Transgender Troops

National
A federal court in Seattle Monday ordered an immediate halt to the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. ...
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Washington State Joins Federal Lawsuit Challenging Transgender Military Service Ban

Politics Local
Washington is the first state to intervene in one of the lawsuits challenging the discriminatory transgender military ban. ...
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Seattle City Council Urges Congress to Approve the ‘Equality Act’ for LGBTQ Rights

Seattle City Council
Politics Local
Seattle City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging Congress to introduce and adopt “The Equality Act,” which would grant equal protection to LGBTQ residents across the United States. ...
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Sen. Murray Invites LGBTQ Rights Champion Marci Owens to Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

Marci Owens, Senator Patty Murray and Danni Askini in D.C.
Politics Local
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has announced that Marci Owens of Seattle will be her guest at Tuesday night’s Joint Address to Congress by Trump. ...
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Danni Askini Announces for State Representative, District 43

Politics
If elected, Askini would be the first openly transgender person elected to office in Washington State. ...
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Senate Defends 2006 Anti-Discrimination Law in Washington, Gender Bathroom Bill

Local
The Senate voted to defend the state’s 2006 anti-discrimination law and protect all Washingtonians, especially the civil rights of transgender people. ...
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Alliance Formed to Fight Transphobia on Legislative Level in Washington State

Local
The Washington SAFE Alliance has launched a statewide campaign to preserve anti-discrimination laws and to safeguard existing protections for transgender people. ...
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Unanimous Decision on Transgender Health Care

Top News Health Local
The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) voted unanimously Thursday to support transgender inclusive healthcare for public employees in Washington state. ...
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