gay rights

Gay Rights
5:07 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Arlene's Flowers Fined $1,000 For Discrimination

The state of Washington sued Richland florist Barronelle Stutzman for declining service to a gay couple.
Alliance Defending Freedom

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 4:49 pm

A Richland, Washington, florist will pay $1,000 in fines to the state. The flower shop had discriminated against a same-sex couple that wanted flowers for their wedding in 2013.

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Idaho Gay Marriage
7:27 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Idaho Bill Would Ask Congress To Impeach Judges Over Gay Marriage

A resolution in the Idaho legislature would would ask Congress to impeach 'activist judges.'
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 3:47 pm

Idaho lawmakers unhappy with the legalization of gay marriage in the state are calling on Congress to do something about “activist judges.”

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Conversion Therapy Ban
7:23 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Oregon House Approves Ban On 'Conversion Therapy' For Youth

M.O. Stevens Wikimedia

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 4:20 pm

Oregon lawmakers gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that would ban so-called "conversion therapy" on youth.

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Gay Rights
6:13 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Tribe OKs Same-Sex Marriages

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is now among the list of Native governments recognizing gay marriage.
Credit Wikimedia

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s new policy defined marriage in its tribal courts as between two people, regardless of gender.

About a quarter of its nearly 30,000 members live in the Pacific Northwest.

President Richard Peterson said the council is exercising its governing authority to include more tribal members.

"It’s not just about the same-sex marriage and helping just one segment of our tribal citizens, but all of our tribal citizens," Peterson said.

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LGBT
4:45 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Lawmakers Consider Bill To Stop Conversion Therapy

Lawmakers are considering a bill to stop therapists from performing 'conversion therapy' on minors.
Credit Tara Schmidt / Flickr

People who've undergone 'conversion therapy' to try to change their sexual orientation told lawmakers Monday that the therapy doesn't work and is emotionally damaging. 

Lawmakers are considering a bill to stop therapists from performing 'conversion therapy' on minors. The therapy covers a range of treatments aimed at changing sexual orientation.

Back in 1987, Jason Zenobia said his parents sent him to conversion therapy when he told them he was gay.

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Idaho Gay Marriage
3:19 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Idaho Gay Rights Bill Dies In Tearful Committee Hearing

Julie Zicha, Emily Jackson-Edney and Carmen Sanger embraced in a hallway at the Idaho state capitol after a legislative panel rejected a gay anti-discrimination bill.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 3:20 pm

A committee in the Idaho House Thursday rejected a gay rights measure known as the “Add the Words bill” on a 13-4 party line vote.

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