Seattle Town Hall Debate on Same-Sex Marriage

By: Thursday January 5, 2012 10:23 pm

Oh my, this promises to be one amazing event. Go reserve your free tickets now and HURRY because seats are limited! Further details at The Stranger. Rev. Ken Hutcherson Jan 18 Wed, 1/18 at 7:30pm at Town Hall Debate on Same-Sex Marriage The region’s leading voices for and against same-sex marriage face off about the [...]

Out-of-state marriage recognition bill passes in the Washington state Senate

By: Wednesday March 30, 2011 7:54 pm

Great news from Washington state!  Today the out-of-state marriage recognition bill (HB 1649) passed in the Washington state Senate with a strong bipartisan vote of 28 to 19.  The new law will automatically recognize married same-sex couples from out of state as domestic partners when they are in Washington state.  The House passed the bill [...]

Gays are incestuous and the Catholic Church is a women’s rights group

By: Friday March 18, 2011 8:00 am

Sen. Dan Swecker You never know what incredible bits of truthiness you might hear from anti-gay activists at a legislative hearing.  On March 15th the Washington state Senate Committee on Government Operations and Tribal Relations & Elections heard public testimony on the bill updating the Uniform Parentage Act of 2002 (HB 1267) by “clarifying and [...]

Washington’s Rep. Jim McCune: Damn the Constitution, full theocracy ahead!

By: Saturday March 5, 2011 11:28 pm

Last night the Washington state House passed HB 1649 by a vote of 58 to 39.  If signed into law, this bill would recognize as a valid domestic partnership in Washington state a legal union of two persons, including a marriage, that was validly formed in another jurisdiction and that is substantially equivalent to a [...]

Visiting Washington state while married: a tragedy waiting to happen

By: Friday March 4, 2011 3:37 pm

Update: The bill passed in the House late Friday night by a vote of 58 to 39!  The roll call is below the fold.  The bill now moves on to the Senate. You’re on vacation in Washington state, taking in the misty beauty of the Olympic rain forest, the rolling golden glory of the Palouse [...]

Laurie Jinkins: breaking the lesbian barrier in the Washington state legislature

By: Saturday October 30, 2010 1:55 am

Laurie Jinkins, a public health administrator, attorney, domestic partner and mom, finished first in the 5-way primary for Washington State House legislative district 27, position 1 (Tacoma).  This means that Laurie is poised to be the first open lesbian to serve in the Washington state Legislature. This past Wednesday, though it was 8 o’clock at [...]

Meet Laurie Jinkins, Out and Proud Candidate for Washington’s LD-27

By: Tuesday March 23, 2010 11:07 pm

Update: Become a fan of Laurie Jinkins’ Facebook page! What a delight it is to announce the candidacy of Laurie Jinkins!  If elected, Jinkins would become the first out lesbian to serve in the Washington state legislature and would join the six out gay men currently serving there.  Jinkins is immensely qualified to serve in [...]

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