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Washington (State)

Washington is the 42nd U.S. state, admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889. Its most populous city is Seattle and its capital is Olympia.

Marriage Equality: Same-sex marriage became legal in Washington state on December 6, 2012 under a bill approved in the legislature, signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on February 13, 2012, and subsequently approved by voters in a referendum held on November 6, 2012.

For information on state laws relating to LGBT rights, discrimination, hate crimes and adoption, click here.

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Florist who refused services for gay couple’s wedding rejects settlement offer

Friday, February 20, 2015
Barronelle Stutzman
A florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay couple's wedding has rejected an offer from the Washington state attorney general to settle a discrimination case by paying a $2,000 fine and agreeing to sell bouquets for same-sex ceremonies in the future. [...]

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Florist who refused flowers for same-sex wedding to appeal discrimination ruling

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Barronelle Stutzman
A florist in Washington state who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex couple's wedding plans to appeal a judge's ruling that she broke a state anti-discrimination law. [...]

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Judge: Washington florist who refused services for same-sex wedding broke law

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Wash.
Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom rejected arguments from the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Wash., that her actions were protected by her freedoms of speech and religion. [...]

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Homophobic slurs written on woman’s body in Tacoma hate crime attack

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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A woman was choked and stabbed and had homophobic slurs written on her body with a marker in an attack early Sunday in Tacoma. [...]

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Spokane police arrest two men in assault on homeless transgender woman

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
police-line
Spokane police say detectives have arrested two men in connection with an assault on a homeless transgender woman. [...]

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Judge rules against florist who refused services for gay couple’s wedding

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Barronelle Stutzman
A judge has decided the state of Washington has the authority to bring a consumer protection lawsuit against a florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex couple's wedding. [...]

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Judge asked to rule against florist who refused services for gay couple’s wedding

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Wash.
The case against Barronelle Stutzman, 68, and her shop, Arlene's Flowers, stems from a complaint that she refused to provide flowers for a same-sex couple's 2013 wedding. [...]

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Attorney who fought ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ dies after bicycle collides with truck

Monday, September 1, 2014
Sher Kung
SEATTLE -- The bicyclist who died in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle on Friday has been identified as a well-respected attorney who was part of the American Civil Liberties Union legal team that successfully challenged the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy for gay service members. [...]

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Accused killer says murders of four men were ‘vengeance’ against U.S.

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Ali Muhammad Brown
A Seattle man accused in a nationwide murder spree that has claimed four victims, including two gay men in Seattle, has told investigators that he had launched his own "jihad" against Americans as an act of "vengeance" to retaliate for U.S. military action in the Middle East. [...]

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Seattle nightclub arsonist sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Musab Masmari
SEATTLE -- A man who set fire to a crowded Seattle nightclub on New Year's Eve has been sentenced to 10 years in prison — twice what prosecutors asked. No one was injured when 31-year-old Musab Mohammed Masmari ignited gasoline in a stairwell at Neighbors, a gay nightclub, where more [...]

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