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Man sentenced to 30 months for anti-gay attack in Seattle

SEATTLE — A 34-year-old Bremerton man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after admitting he attacked three gay men in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood with a knife.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Northwest

Laws to accommodate transgender can only go so far

This story starts with a transgender high school student who was born male but identifies as female. As a public high school student, she wants the school to recognize her as a girl, to call her by her new legal name, to allow her to use the girls' bathroom and to accept her in girls'...

Date: 11/10/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Mormons make gay couples apostates, exclude kids from blessings

Children living in a same-sex household may not be blessed as babies or baptized by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints until they are 18, at which point they can request to join the church if they disavow the practice of same-sex cohabitation or marriage, according to a...

Date: 11/07/2015 | Nation & World

Area school districts seek to be more inclusive for transgender students

SNOHOMISH — There’s an effort under way to make schools more inclusive for transgender students.

Date: 10/26/2015 | Local News

Vatican fires gay priest on eve of synod

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world’s bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.

Date: 10/03/2015 | Nation & World

No option to reject one’s duty

"I would prefer not to."Kim Davis, echoing Herman Melville's, "Bartleby, the Scrivener," is the

Date: 09/03/2015 | Editorials

High rate of homelessness among King County’s LGBTQ youth

SEATTLE — She perches in her stress-relieving nirvana: atop a rock just off a trail in a North Seattle park, shrouded by trees.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Northwest

Switch to civil unions would resolve debate

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must recognize same-sex marriages, dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts wondered whether polygamy will be next. Some legal scholars have responded that yes, the arguments for gay marriage could apply to relationships among more than two...

Date: 07/28/2015 | Opinion Columnists

With marriage and liberty for all

Viewpoints: Does court's ruling threaten religious liberty?

Date: 07/05/2015 | Commentary

Resisting court ruling will only lead to regret

After the Supreme Court's historic 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Southern politicians adopted a strategy that became known as "massive resistance." It doomed the South to a losing battle not just against the court, but a majority of Americans.Some...

Date: 07/02/2015 | Opinion Columnists

A powerful message

Deep gratitude expressed for same-sex decision

Date: 07/01/2015 | Local News

Emotions mixed after gay marriage ruling

SAN FRANCISCO — This city changed America. When then-Mayor Gavin Newsom opened City Hall to same-sex marriages during the 2004 Winter of Love, he had determined to "put a human face on discrimination." The long line of couples eager to tie the knot appealed to the...

Date: 07/01/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Girl Scouts refuse $100K anti-transgender donation

SEATTLE — The Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn’t be used to support transgender girls.

Date: 06/30/2015 | Northwest

Celebrate right for all to wed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ended, in one sense, same-sex marriage.Now, in every state in the union, we can use just one word: marriage, without need of any qualifier.

Date: 06/28/2015 | Editorials

All are welcome

Edmonds church reconciles to include LGBT

Date: 06/20/2015 | Local News

‘Us’ tells family’s transgender journey

NEW YORK — “This family would make a great TV show!”That’s what Evanston, Illinois, teen Ben Lehwald told his mother a couple of years ago.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Life

Caitlyn Jenner can be a woman, but must she try to be 30?

Have you noticed that the first 65-year-old cover girl on Vanity Fair was actually born a boy? Is that transsexual progress or just trans-sexism?Yes, I am happy that Caitlyn Jenner has finally come out as a female, thereby risking her net worth. As one cartoonist suggested,...

Date: 06/14/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Gay ‘lifestyle,’ ‘agenda’ may be very similar to your own

Regarding the hate-filled and illogical June 1 letter to the editor, "Must rethink Gates, gay leaders," about Boys Scouts of America leader Bill Gate's advocacy for allowing gay leaders in Scouting:...

Date: 06/13/2015 | Commentary

Miley Cyrus says she likes ladies and fellows

In an interview with Paper magazine accompanied by racy photos with a pig that should definitely not be viewed at work, Miley Cyrus said she loves the fellows, the ladies and everyone in-between."I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn't...

Date: 06/10/2015 | Nation & World

OSHA urges transgender access to preferred bathrooms

WASHINGTON — The federal government is strongly urging employers to give transgender employees access to bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, marking a new policy front in the fast-moving campaign for transgender equality.

Date: 06/10/2015 | Nation & World

What will happen to Bruce Jenner Lane?

AUSTIN, Texas — Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner has made headlines worldwide this week.But here in Austin, the transition has caused some residents to scratch their heads and wonder: What will happen to South Austin’s Bruce Jenner Lane?

Date: 06/06/2015 | Nation & World

Will media allow Jenner to be ‘finally free’?

It wasn't quite "Call me Ishmael," but "Call me Caitlyn" made a whale of a splash.One could hardly find a news channel the past couple of days that wasn't touting the former Bruce Jenner for her courageous transgender metamorphosis or admiring her...

Date: 06/04/2015 | Opinion Columnists

A right denied in 1 state is injustice

All loving couples deserve equal rights under the law, and the U.S. Supreme Court has an important opportunity to help make that a reality.Two years ago, the Supreme Court took a step toward marriage equality when it declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)...

Date: 05/31/2015 | Commentary

Gay marriage in Ireland wins in landslide

DUBLIN — Ireland’s citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a “social revolution.”

Date: 05/23/2015 | Nation & World

Voters in Ireland approve gay marriage

DUBLIN — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.

Date: 05/23/2015 | Nation & World

Judging by anti-gay venom, the battle’s won

By Dana MilbankThe biblical-marriage demonstrators were outnumbered 5-to-1 or more outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning, but they were not lacking in vitriol or vulgarity.

Date: 04/30/2015 | Opinion

GOP hopefuls twist logic over gay marriage

No one can be certain which way the Supreme Court will rule on gay marriage, but the direction of history's arrow is plain for all to see — except, apparently, the Republican candidates for president.Actually, the very fact that the court is hearing arguments on the...

Date: 04/28/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Kenya: Court orders government to register gay rights group

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan judges on Monday ordered a government agency to register a human rights group representing the country’s gay people.

Date: 04/27/2015 | Nation & World

Transgender supporters hail Bruce Jenner interview

LOS ANGELES — When Bruce Jenner revealed to Diane Sawyer what many had already speculated — that the 1976 Olympic champion now publicly identifies as a woman — nearly 17 million people were watching.

Date: 04/26/2015 | Nation & World

Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’

Bruce Jenner said Friday night that he’s transitioning from male to female, plainly telling ABC’s Diane Sawyer, "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I am a woman."

Date: 04/24/2015 | Nation & World

Since when is selling cake a religious act?

This is a tough one. My first reaction, when our neighbor-state baker refused to serve a gay couple, was that she ought to have the right to decide who takes her cake. There's a funambulist in me that still wonders. But the crudely hatched, later revised Indiana law has...

Date: 04/15/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Corporations’ words and cash clash in Indiana

Last week, corporate America appeared to take a rare stand on principle. After Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a law permitting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, various companies expressed outrage and tried to position themselves as bold defenders of social...

Date: 04/12/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Quick turn-around shows most on right side of history

The only purpose of the "religious freedom" laws in Indiana and other states is to assert that discrimination against gay people is acceptable. The only way to "fix" such measures is to repeal them.As events this week have shown, the nation is...

Date: 04/05/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Our response when rights clash

It's worth noting that the authors of the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights felt the subject of religious liberty important enough that they addressed it succinctly in the first 16 words of the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,...

Date: 04/05/2015 | Editorials

California to pay for inmate's sex change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge on Thursday ordered California's corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex change surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state.

Date: 04/02/2015 | Nation & World

Hate finds a home in corners of the Internet

WASHINGTON — N-word laden posts on a collection of Reddit sub-threads dubbed "the Chimpire." Password-protected forums on a Russian alternative to Facebook that doesn't censor hateful content. "Keyboard commandos" who meet online to discuss real-world...

Date: 03/21/2015 | Nation & World

‘Add the Words’ bill introduced in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Republican leaders announced a change of course Wednesday and approved the introduction of a bill that would include sexual orientation and gender identity protections in the state’s Human Rights Act.

Date: 01/14/2015 | Northwest

Everett firefighters speak for diversity

The Everett Fire Department has made a video for the "It Gets Better Project," a national campaign aimed at showing young people that growing up is hard but it gets...

Date: 01/12/2015 | Sirens

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