Topics :: Washington State

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Iraq War Vet Tossed Out of Cab For Kissing Boyfriend

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 10
A Washington state gay veteran who served two tours in Iraq says he was discriminated against for kissing his boyfriend when a Yellow Cab driver tossed them out of his car on the evening of July 4.

Wash. State Requires Insurance Parity for Gay Spouses

Washington state officials are reminding companies in the state that health benefits must be provided to same-sex spouses if they are provided to heterosexual spouses.

Washington’s Top Lawyer Explains Gay Bias Lawsuit

Attorney General Bob Ferguson explained his gay discrimination lawsuit against a Richland florist during his visit Wednesday to the Tri-Cities.

Bill to Prevent Gay Conversion Passes Wash. House

A bill intended to prevent health care providers from trying to convert gay people under age 18 has passed the state House.

Wash. Students Protest Gay Vice Principal’s Exit

NATIONAL | By Donna Gordon Blankinship | Dec 20
Students at a Seattle-area Catholic school are gaining national attention for their protest over the forced departure of a gay vice principal.

Gay Weddings 17 Percent of Washington Marriages

Gay weddings made up 17 percent of marriages in Washington this past year, the first year gay marriages were legal in the state.

Railroads to Offer Health Care to Same-Sex Spouses

NATIONAL | By Gene Johnson | Dec 5
A day after being sued by legally married, gay engineers, the nation’s largest freight rail carriers announced they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees.

Seattle Mayoral Candidates Race to the Left

POLITICS | By Mike Baker | Oct 15
One of the candidates was the architect of Washington state’s gay marriage law. The other is a former activist known for riding his bike to work. Both unabashedly support substantial new taxes, a $15 minimum wage and legal marijuana.

Teens Suspended for Wearing Confederate Flags to Protest LGBT History Month

LOCAL | By EDGE | Oct 14
A pair of 16-year-old students in Maple Valley, Washington got some time off for bad behavior in the form of a suspension from school last week for wearing Confederate flags to school in an apparent statement against LGBT Pride Month.

Wash. Students Suspended for Wearing Flag

Tahoma High School in Maple Valley suspended two students this week for wearing Confederate flags around their necks.

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