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Bermuda Senate Votes to Repeal Marriage Equality

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Under the guise of passing domestic partnership benefits, the bill seeks to strip loving same-sex Bermudan couples of the right to marry. The effort is being led by the Progressive Labour Party, which took power in July. ...
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Sens. Call for DOJ, HHS to Reverse Course and Continue to Prioritize LGBTQ Youth in Key Programs

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U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by 18 of their colleagues, wrote letters to the DOJ and HHS urging the departments to ensure that key programs designed to serve homeless youth and children who are the victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, continue to focus on the needs of LGBTQ youth. ...
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State Senator Gayle Goldin: Why Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment Backfires for Women in Office

Senator Gayle Goldin (left) attends a bill signing with Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (center).
Politics Editorial
As a Rhode Island state senator, I know I’m already judged by the clothes I wear, the tone of my voice, and whether I'm likable enough. I'm expected to be a fierce champion and a team player—all while wearing lipstick and nice shoes. ...
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Sen. Murray Lays Out Deepening Concerns with Trump Administration

Senator Patty Murray
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Tuesday, U.S. Senator Patty Murray spoke on the Senate floor to lay out her deep and continuing concerns with a number of President Trump’s cabinet nominees. ...
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How Nasty Women Plan to Make the Difference Needed to Get to 2020

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Senate Passes Murray’s Resolution Calling on Equal Pay for Women

Photo: U.S. Women's National Soccer Team
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Sen. Patty Murray cited how the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, and women across the country, are paid less than their male counterparts - even after winning Olympic gold. ...
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Pramila Jayapal: Portrait of A Woman In Charge

Senator Pramila Jayapal poses with her campaign poster inside her office in downtown Seattle. Photo: Elizabeth Alvarado
Politics Local
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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Murray: Women Should Get Paid for Doing the Same Work As Men, Sometimes Better

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
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"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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Legal Record of Supreme Court Nominee Judge Merrick Garland Released

President Obama and Vice President Biden stand with Judge Merrick B. Garland as he is nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday at the White House Rose Garden. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Politics
Tuesday Lambda Legal released the results of its review of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland’s judicial record. ...
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Zika Hits Washington State, Women’s Access to Health Care Stressed

Health
Murray highlighted the need to educate health care providers and families about the Zika virus, as well as improve health care services for low-income women. ...
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