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posted Friday, September 19 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 38


Watch the Sixth Circuit, Justice Ginsburg says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the U.S. Supreme Court will likely take one or more marriage cases if the Sixth Circuit Court overturns lower court rulings striking down state bans on same-sex marriage.

In a September 16 speech at the University of Minnesota Law School, Ginsburg said 'there will be so
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Facebook won't budge on so-called 'real name' policy; Drag queens mobilizing
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On Monday, the protest scheduled for Facebook's Menlo Park campus had been postponed after Gay San Francisco Supervisor David Campos arranged a meeting with company executives and drag queens. Leading the charge was outspoken Sister of Perpetual Indulgence, Sister Roma, whose real name
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LGBTQ Allyship hosts first LGBTQ Intergenerational Conference - FEATURES KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Jewelle Gomez and Nic Masangkay
'Where have we been? Where are we going? An exploration of money, power, health and history in the LGBTQ community.'

On Sunday, September 28, at Seattle University's Student Center (901 12th Ave.), LGBTQ Allyship kicks off their first LGBTQ Intergenerational Conference. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the first workshops
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Jesse's Journal: The Elections of 2014: You Can Make a Difference
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

In 2008 a coalition of women, racial minorities, environmentalists, labor unions, civil libertarians, antiwar activists and LGBT people helped elect Barack Obama President of the United States, along with a large Democratic majority in the Senate and House of Representatives. In 2
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IN MEMORIAM - Fred Ketteman
FRED KETTEMAN
1938 - 2014
Frederick Charles Ketteman passed away peacefully at home in Seattle, Washington on September 9, 2014, with close friends by his side. Fred was born to Annie and Charles T. Ketteman on March 12, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio. He is survived by his sisters Patricia (Patti) McKinney and Margaret (Peggy) McConnel
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9 Seattle teams travel to Dallas for Gay Softball World Series - The Emerald City Softball Association's contingent will be one of the largest at the weeklong, 168-team event, which takes place September 22-27
by Tony Stasiek - Special to the SGN

One of the country's largest Gay sporting events is set for this coming week - and Seattle will be a big part of it.

Nine teams from the Emerald City Softball Association will travel to compete in the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance's Gay Softball World Series
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October 5 'Walk for the Animals' at U Village's FidoFEST gives everyone an opportunity to help Seattle Humane support local cats and dogs in need of help
Seattle Humane is a private, not-for-profit animal welfare organization striving to provide the best care and services to both the animals and the people of our region. We offer pet adoptions, spay and neuter services to low-income pet owners, a pet food bank, on-campus dog training classes, and humane education for children of all ages. Seattle more
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Census data shows Seattle had steepest rise in rent increase in the nation
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Rent is high in Seattle. And people are hurting. Families are scraping by and all that anyone ever gets told about why the rent in Seattle has gone sky-high is that rent is being raised everywhere, nobody is hurting as bad as people are saying they are and so on. It's ridiculous.
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Rep. Jared Polis files discharge petition for ENDA
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Openly Gay Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) announced on September 18 that he has filed a discharge petition for ENDA (the Employment Non-Discrimination Act) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

'A discharge petition is a procedure to force a vote on legislation if it receives si
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Group that attacked Philly Gay couple claims self-defense, community outraged
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Sometimes, after the bruises heal and the scars begin to fade, the thing that hurts victims of violent attacks more than the physical harm/threat is the defense their attackers use in court to justify why they did whatever heinous thing they are accused of doing. Everyone has heard of t
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Lambda Legal asks for summary judgment in Puerto Rico marriage suit
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lambda Legal entered a motion for summary judgment on September 15 in a suit to overturn Puerto Rico's ban on same-sex marriages.

As a Commonwealth of the United States, Puerto Rico is internally self-governing, but is under the jurisdiction of U.S. federal courts, and the sui
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Brazil issues three-parent birth certificate
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A judge in Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, has issued a birth certificate listing two mothers and a father for a baby girl born on August 27.

Judge Rafael Pagnon Cunha said his ruling would create a legal precedent for the country.

The two mothers have been in
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Pope marries 20 nontraditional couples
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In his first wedding since being elected Pope last year, Pope Francis married 20 nontraditional couples at St. Peter's Basilica on September 14. It was the first time a Pope has conducted a mass wedding service since John Paul II married eight couples in 2000.

Those married by P
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Seattle University food service workers go union
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Food service workers at Seattle University (SU) ratified their first union contract on September 17, according to UNITE HERE Local 8, the union they organized to join.

The 150 workers who serve students and faculty at campus dining facilities are employed by Bon Appetit Manage
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Weight-shaming makes people fatter, British study shows
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A study by University College in London suggests that making people feel ashamed about being overweight could lead them to gain weight rather than lose it.

The study, published in the scientific journal Obesity, examined data from some 3,000 British adults over the age of 50,
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