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09/20/2009

71 + 1 > 8

APPROVE 71! NO ON 1!

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09/18/2009

Love the signer, not the sign

Lots of people are talking about this sign, the one that Washington state's anti-equality side is using against the APPROVE 71 campaign: Some think it's stronger than our side's. Others think it's completely unfair, since the referendum is about domestic...

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09/02/2009

Washing (away a )ton of bias? Well, not quite yet

A mixed-bag legal opinion today in Washington state: A King County Superior Court judge said Wednesday she had serious concerns that thousands of invalid signatures may have been accepted for Referendum 71, but rejected an attempt to block a public...

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09/01/2009

Audio: Apparently there's an 'e' in Ken's li-brary

Speaking about the attempt to roll back domestic partnerships in Washington state, one of the area's most known anti-gays, the particularly strong-arm-equipped Pastor Ken Hutcherson, says the following about his side's biased playbook: *Source: Marriage Battle Heats Up in Washington...

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08/31/2009

Washing( away a )ton of progress

Shitty news out of Washington state: OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A referendum that could overturn Washington state's "everything but marriage" domestic partnership law has qualified for the November ballot. The secretary of state's office said Monday that sponsors of Referendum 71...

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08/21/2009

Hey, what's the chance of Evergreen Staters voting on potential historical skidmark?

People have been asking about Washington, and what's happening with the attempt by some in that state to roll back a domestic partnership law. Well, here's what we know about the petition verification process: The margin is narrowing, but the...

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08/04/2009

Wash: away equality

Discouraging news from the Pacific Northwest. Seattle Post-Intelligenger's Strange Bedfellows blog is reporting that Washington state's anti-gay petition drive seems to be on track to hit the fall ballot: The secretary of state's office said Monday evening that it has...

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07/27/2009

Video: Slighting rights with $leight of hand

This weekend, those Washington Staters who wish to stop domestic partnerships for same-sex couples submitted 138,000 signatures to the secretary of state for approval. They need 120,577 valid signatures to get the potential DP repeal on the ballot, so many...

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07/22/2009

WA anti-gay petitions: Good for collecting John Drippycocks

Seattle Weekly has a very novel and practical use for the anti-gay, anti-domestic partnership petitions that are currently tarnishing their home state: Thanks for the urinal drop-catcher. Good luck getting your sigs, suckers!: [CLICK FOR PHOTO]

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07/21/2009

Gee I'd love to go swimming, Kathy, but I'll be busy working to strip my gay neighbors of DP benefits

Sending invites to an event that's already passed. Printing out 100 copies of War and Peace, in white ink on white paper. Entertaining yourself by mindlessly running multiple rolls of toilet paper through a cross-cut shredder There are plenty of...

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03/26/2009

Val vs. vows: WA senator resists gays, equality, thesauruses with synonyms for 'agenda'

Washington state senator Val Stevens, a longtime foe of local 'mos, has penned an urgent letter to the Concerned Women For America. The purpose of her missive? Well, it ain't to extol the virtues of using the "v" version of...

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02/02/2009

Are 'One News Now' readers starting to see that they're being duped?

On a One News Now story regarding plans in Washington state to pass a bill expanding domestic partnership protections for same-sex couples, a "pro-family" reader has left this honest and telling comment: So why do we say the comment's honest...

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01/16/2009

Video: The stories -- our stories -- will win this needless war

Life is fleeting. Love endures: We can be mocked, pushed, trampled, shunned, and stymied in every way. But our stories will not lose out to the narrative of bias. Ours is a tale with undeniable heart and humanity. Ours is...

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04/25/2008

WA: Grown adults teach teens how to throw stones

As local media outlets have now filed their noon news reports on the west coast, we are starting to get some of the first images from the protest that anti-gay bully Ken Hutcherson has waged at Washington's Mount Si High...

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03/13/2008

WA: Gays take another step up unduly lengthy ladder

Yesterday in Washington state, Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law a domestic partnership bill that will expand the rights and protections that the state's same-sex couples can receive when entering into a DP: Wash. governor signs expansive DP law [Wash...

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02/28/2008

Hutch's e-blasts: Destined to give congregants gay ennui

This is an email that was sent out today by Rev. Ken Hutcherson: So what you have here is a man who is clearly being interviewed to voice opposition to a woman's right to visit her lesbian partner in a...

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01/23/2008

California rents on the rise, our agenda moves north

Our pals at The Victory Fund have tipped us off to the news that Washington state has officially out-gayed California. How? Well, the Evergreen State legislature now has more gay lawmakers (6) than even the uber-liberal Golden State (5): AP...

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01/18/2008

I have a dream...that this is just a bad dream

So who did Snoqualmie, Washington's Mount Si High invite to speak at a Thursday assembly honoring Dr. King? Well, check out this email: Today my daughter came home outraged that Ken Hutcherson was the guest speaker at an assembly regarding...

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01/15/2008

Our primary objection: Mike's fans don't care for gays

It's no secret that we fear the idea of a Mike Huckabee presidency in the same way an aging starlet might fear HD-TV or a slug might fear salt. And for yet another example of why we feel that his...

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