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

Saturday, October 26, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]

Supreme Court rejects petition secrecy of anti-gay ballot initiative

Thursday, June 24, 2010
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Friday, January 8, 2010
A man told police he was beaten Sunday night in the parking lot of the Seattle Filipino Community Center because he is gay, and ... [ Read more → ]
Gregoire, Reed certify R-71

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

Thursday, December 3, 2009
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... [ Read more → ]

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... [ Read more → ]

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... [ Read more → ]

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... [ Read more → ]

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,... [ Read more → ]

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... [ Read more → ]

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... [ Read more → ]

Supreme Court justice blocks names in gay rights ballot measure

Monday, October 19, 2009
In a flurry of legal activity today, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy essentially reimposed a ban on release of the names of those who signed Washington state's Referendum 71 petitions. Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered an injunction against release of... [ Read more → ]

Washington AG to appeal Judge’s ruling to hide R-71 petition signatures

Friday, September 11, 2009
The Washington state attorney general's office announced Friday it will appeal a federal judge's ruling to keep secret the names of people who signed petitions calling for a public vote on expanded domestic partnership benefits. Spokeswoman Janelle Guthrie says Attorney General Rob McKenna will ask... [ Read more → ]

Judge shields signatures in Washington’s gay rights referendum

Thursday, September 10, 2009
A federal judge on Thursday ordered the state of Washington to continue shielding the identities of people who signed petitions to force a vote on expanded benefits for gay couples. U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle (pictured) in Tacoma granted the preliminary injunction involving petitions for... [ Read more → ]

Judge refuses to block Washington’s R-71 ballot initiative

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
UPDATED 17:30 PT -- A judge on Tuesday refused to block a proposed ballot initiative on expanded domestic partnership benefits for gay couples in Washington state. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Thomas McPhee rejected arguments today in an Olympia courtroom in the lawsuit filed by... [ Read more → ]

Court battle continues to keep R-71 off Washington’s November ballot

Friday, September 4, 2009
Supporters of Washington's "everything but marriage" gay partnerships are continuing their court battle over Referendum 71. R-71's conservative sponsors have collected enough petitions to force a vote on the latest expansion of domestic partnership rights, but gay-rights activists say that state election officials accepted thousands... [ Read more → ]

R-71 has signatures to make the ballot, pending latest court challenge

Monday, August 31, 2009
Washington state's Referendum 71, which will give voters a chance to overturn the new "everything but marriage" same-sex domestic partnership law, has moved a step closer to being on the November ballot. The secretary of state's office ruled Monday that the referendum had 121,486 valid... [ Read more → ]

PDC rules against R-71 donor secrecy; group files suit against ballot measure

Friday, August 28, 2009
The names and addresses of donors to Referendum 71 will not be exempt from public disclosure, the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission ruled Thursday, while another group moved to block the measure entirely. The request to remove the names was made earlier this month by... [ Read more → ]

WA Domestic Partner law in jeopardy as R-71 petition surpasses 100K

Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Elections officials say they've now verified more than 100,000 signatures for Referendum 71, an attempt to overturn Washington's new "everything but marriage" same-sex domestic partner law. The totals as of Monday evening are: 103,898 checked, 91,716 accepted and 12,182 rejected. The overall error rate is... [ Read more → ]
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