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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: NH Momentum as Trump Abandons Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2017, 5:21 pm In one of the busiest weeks for the LGBT movement in months, equality for transgender Americans was discussed by millions.
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Washington Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms: Religion Is No Excuse for Anti-LGBT Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • February 16, 2017, 11:41 am Today the Washington Supreme Court released its ruling in Ingersoll v. Arlene's Flowers, a case that questioned at its core whether a person's individual religious beliefs could be used as an excuse to discriminate against a same-sex couple.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: State Lawmakers Push Against Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • February 11, 2017, 2:47 pm A significant Friday afternoon development in Washington state -- opponents of LGBT equality finalized ballot language for an initiative that seeks to repeal some transgender protections in the state's long-standing non-discrimination law.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: 2017 Legislative Session Kicks Off With Many LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 13, 2017, 1:18 pm 2017 is off to a wild start already, with dozens of states launching headfirst into their 2017 legislative sessions. At the top of the agenda in many states? LGBT-related bills.

Washington House Bill 1011

December 20, 2016, 6:02 pm
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Washington State Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Anti-Gay Religious Refusal Case

By Adam Polaski • November 17, 2016, 3:41 pm On Tuesday, November 15 the Washington State Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Arlene's Flowers, a business that violated the Washington state non-discrimination law when she denied service to a same-sex couple seeking her services for their wedding.
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VICTORY: Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative Defeated In Washington

By Cameron Tolle • 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Washington state, where we're celebrating the defeat of I-1515 - a harmful proposed ballot initiative that would have repealed the state's 10-year-old non-discrimination laws ensuring fair and equal treatment of transgender people.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.