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Topic: Marko Liias

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February 20, 2014 at 4:37 PM

“Ex lesbian” testifies on bill to ban gay-conversion therapy

Robin Goodspeed told the state Senators on Thursday that a bill preventing efforts to change a minor’s sexual orientation implies that she is lying to herself. The self-described “ex-homosexual, ex-lesbian” testified at a Senate Health Care Committee against House Bill 2451. Passed in the state House 94-4 last week, the bill would prevent medical practices including…

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February 7, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Ban on therapy to change child’s sexual orientation moves forward

OLYMPIA – A Washington State House panel this week unanimously backed banning medical therapy aimed at changing a child’s sexual orientation, a surprising outcome given concerns expressed by Republicans last month. It is unclear whether the bill will get support in the GOP-controlled state Senate, but the unanimous House committee vote will certainly help. The GOP committee members signed…

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January 22, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Liias moves from House to Senate, replacing Shin

State Rep. Marko Liias has moved from the House to the Senate to replace Paull Shin, who retired earlier this month. Liias, a Mukilteo Democrat who was appointed to the House in 2008, was sworn in Wednesday. “Sen. Paull Shin left an enormous pair of shoes to fill, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve…

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