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April 11, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Still a long way to go on gay rights

Danny Westneat’s column “Fanaticism on both sides of gay-rights issue” [Local News, April 5] makes an interesting point. But Westneat makes a gross overstatement when he says that the pro-gay-rights side has “basically won.” While gay marriage has made legitimate progress in the United States, America has a long way to go in terms…

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February 12, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Gay marriage: A good move by Attorney General Eric Holder

It is refreshing to see that as a society we are moving beyond our obsession with social issues. And it’s even more refreshing moving in the direction of acceptance and respect for the fact that people do not fit in one limited category, and that they are as diverse as the natural environment that surrounds…

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July 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM

A big week for the LGBT community

Pride Parade was a chance to celebrate  Married couple Paul Beppler, left, and Terry Gilbert of Seattle, share a kiss during Seattle’s 39th annual Pride Parade. [Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times.] On the heels of the historic Supreme Court rulings on the Defense Of Marriage Act and today’s re-institution of marriage equality and licenses for same-sex couples…

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