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posted Friday, March 6, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 10


SCOTUS to hear oral arguments on same-sex marriage April 28
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Supreme Court of the United States announced Thursday that 2-1/2 hours of oral arguments on whether states can ban same-sex marriage will be heard April 28. If the court rules in favor of the LGBTQ community, it will be a historic and momentous occasion.

In addition, audio transcripts of the argument will
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Capitol Hill hate crimes forum draws capacity crowd
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A standing room only crowd of 175 people gathered at All Pilgrims Church on Broadway for a March 3 forum on hate crimes sponsored by Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant and several LGBT organizations.

'Hate violence is nothing new on Capitol Hill,' kickoff speaker Danni As
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What's love got to do with it? Alabama Supreme Court orders halt to same-sex marriages
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Defying federal courts, the Alabama Supreme Court ordered a halt to same-sex marriages on March 3.

In the ruling, the court granted an emergency petition by two anti-Gay groups, the Alabama Policy Institute and Alabama Citizens Action Program, who sought to halt same-sex marriag
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Tlingit and Haida Tribal Council OKs same-sex marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a unanimous vote on February 27, the Executive Council of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska adopted a new bill that allows same-sex couples to marry under tribal law. The Council announced the policy in a March 2 statement.

'We are pleased to expand our Tribal Court to
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Paid sick days and a higher minimum wage - their time has come
by Ariana Davis - Special to the SGN

Do you know what its like to have to choose between coming to work sick or losing a day's pay? I know what its like and I am not alone. Over a million other workers in Washington state don't have access to paid sick days. When Seattle passed paid sick leave a few years back it was leading
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California bigots lose again - SCOTUS will not intervene to keep donors secret
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from same-sex marriage opponents in California who hoped to keep the names of their donors secret.

NOM, ProtectMarriage.com, and other sponsors of the 2008 Prop 8 that outlawed same-sex marriage in California have fought a lo
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California GOP votes to recognize Log Cabin Republicans
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

For the first time in its 38-year history, Log Cabin Republicans has gotten official recognition from a state GOP organization.

The California Republican Party voted 861-293 to charter the Gay GOP group at the state party's biannual convention in Sacramento. Log Cabin is now t
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No marriage in Nebraska yet - Judge strikes down marriage ban but Eighth Circuit stays ruling
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal judge ruled on March 2 that Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, and set March 9 as the date on which state officials must begin to issue marriage licenses to Gay and Lesbian couples.

The decision was later stayed by the Eighth Circuit Court, meani
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New Aussie treatment as prevention study: No HIV transmission between partners where one is on meds, undetectable
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The interim results of a new Australian study shows zero incidence of HIV transmission between partners where one is HIV-positive, and on antiretroviral meds with an undetectable viral load, and the other is HIV-negative.

The Kirby Institute's Opposites Attract study looked at
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AMERICA REFRAMED presents Out in the Silence on PBS WORLD Channel FREE from March 4-April 2
NEW YORK, NY - Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer's documentary Out in the Silence had its national broadcast television premiere on Tuesday, March 3, at 8 p.m. on PBS WORLD Channel as part of the third season of the AMERICA REFRAMED series. Audiences across the nation can also view the film FREE from March 4th to April 2nd on http://worldchannel.org/ or w more
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GSBA neutral in labor disputes, CEO Louise Chernin says - Explains award to Space Needle Executive
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'Like any business organization, we don't get involved in labor disputes,' GSBA President and CEO Louise Chernin told SGN. 'We try to stay neutral, but we always encourage fairness.'

In an email and subsequent phone conversation with SGN, Chernin explained her group's decision t
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