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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…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State government, State Legislature | Topics: gay, lesbian, Marko Liias

January 30, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Lawmakers introduce bill to require background checks for all gun sales

OLYMPIA — A group of mostly Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to require background checks on all gun sales — no exceptions. Currently, licensed firearms dealers at brick-and-mortar stores must conduct background checks, but private, unlicensed dealers at gun shows — or outside city gun buybacks — do not. House Bill 1588 would require…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: gun laws, Jamie Pedersen, Maureen Walsh