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Boy who planned to shoot student who called his friend ‘gay’ remains in custody

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Quincy Tuttle
VANCOUVER, Wash. — A middle school student who took a gun and ammunition to school with the intent to shoot another boy that he thought was bullying his friend, will remain in juvenile detention at least until Tuesday while a mental evaluation continues.

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Supreme Court rejects petition secrecy of anti-gay ballot initiative

Thursday, June 24, 2010
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that gay marriage opponents do not have an automatic legal right to prevent public release of the names and addresses of the signers of a Washington state ballot measure favoring traditional marriage.

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Seattle gay man attacked outside community center amid anti-gay slurs

Friday, January 8, 2010
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A man told police he was beaten Sunday night in the parking lot of the Seattle Filipino Community Center because he is gay, and ...

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Washington’s ‘everything but marriage’ law goes into effect

Thursday, December 3, 2009
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Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed and Governor Chris Gregoire have made it official, certifying that voters adopted the “everything but marriage” domestic partnership law approved by the Legislature last spring. [caption id="attachment_3455" align="alignleft" width="328" caption="Gregoire, Reed certify R-71"][/caption] Referendum 71, placed on the ballot...

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Election night brings victory and defeat for gay candidates, issues across the nation

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
It was to be a night of hope and promise for the LGBT community, but instead the crushing defeat of Maine's gay marriage law delivered another setback for gay rights advocates and overshadowed many other victories at the ballot box Tuesday. In Maine, voters on...

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Voters approved domestic partner benefits measure in Washington state

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
In a victory for gay rights supporters, voters in Washington state have approved Referendum 71, a measure to expand the state's domestic partnership law. The results are a disappointment to religious conservatives, who had mounted an aggressive campaign against conferring additional benefits on committed gay...

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Washington voters to decide gay partnership rights on Tuesday

Monday, November 2, 2009
On Tuesday, voters will “approve” or “reject” the final expansion to the state’s domestic partnership law, which grants registered domestic partners additional state-granted rights currently given only to married couples. Referendum 71 gives voters the final decision over a bill passed by the Legislature and...

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WA voters will have final say on gay partnership benefits Tuesday

Saturday, October 31, 2009
Washington state's slow-but-steady approach to increasing rights and benefits to gay and lesbian couples hit its first snag just as the three-year process appeared to be complete. After lawmakers passed the state's first domestic partnership bill in 2007, and then expanded it a year later,...

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Referendum 71 foes sue to raise donation limits

Friday, October 23, 2009
From The Seattle Times: Apparently emboldened by recent legal victories — including a case being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court — groups opposed to Washington's domestic-partnership law and working to defeat Referendum 71 are suing again in federal court, this time to lift the...

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U.S. Supreme Court seals names of R-71 petitioners

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
In a rare move, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an order preventing Washington State from releasing the names of more than 120,000 people who signed petitions seeking a voter referendum on whether to give same-sex couples most of the same rights as married couples. The...

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