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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Evergreen State.


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VICTORY: Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative Defeated In Washington

By Megan Clayton • July 7, 2016, 8:57 pm Victory tonight in Washington state, where we're celebrating the defeat of I-1515 - a harmful proposed ballot initiative that would have repealed the state's 10-year-old non-discrimination laws ensuring fair and equal treatment of transgender people.
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Anti-Transgender Coalition Leader in Washington Directs Men to Follow Women into Restrooms

By Adam Polaski • June 16, 2016, 4:17 pm "It is currently illegal to go into the bathroom to harass or assault another person. The only person in this debate who advocated for men to go into a restroom to harass and intimate anyone is Joseph Backholm."
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Big Steps Forward in Missouri, Louisiana and South Carolina

By Adam Polaski • April 30, 2016, 8:04 am We're nearing the end of legislative sessions in many states this month, and as they draw to a close, we're seeing continued momentum in favor of LGBT non-discrimination protections – and against anti-LGBT proposals.
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Washington Won’t Discriminate: Broad Coalition Launches to Defeat Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative

By Adam Polaski • April 29, 2016, 1:50 pm This week in Washington state, a broad coalition of law enforcement officers, clergy members, businesses leaders, transgender Washingtonians and their families came together to form Washington Won't Discriminate, which will work over the next few months to urge voters to oppose I-1515.
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Governors Prohibit Non-Essential Travel to Mississippi Following Passage of Anti-LGBT Law

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2016, 11:39 am So far governors in five states – Minnesota, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, and Washington – have issued bans on state-sponsored travel to Mississippi.
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Cities and States Ramping Up Travel Bans in the Wake of North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT HB2

By Megan Clayton • March 30, 2016, 3:30 pm Mayors and governors across the country are standing up to this extreme example of discrimination and state overreach.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: With Anti-LGBT Bills Advancing, Here’s How We’re Pushing Back

By Adam Polaski • February 13, 2016, 12:06 pm This week, several anti-LGBT bills advanced – and momentum continued to build as fair-minded Americans voiced clear commitment to the fight.