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Seven Reasons to Vote Approve on R-71: Reason #1

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 9:39am
On November 3, Washington voters will have the chance to approve or reject R-71, a measure that will allow same-sex couples and unmarried opposite-sex seniors to access many of the rights and protections granted to married couples.  We’ll be counting down to Election Day with a series of seven videos, each a powerful illustration of why it’s so important to approve R-71.

From Seattle to Clarkston: Why Voters Should Approve Ref. 71

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 4:09pm

Like a lot of Washingtonians, I was holding my breath hoping that Protect Marriage Washington wouldn’t gather enough signatures to put the new domestic partnership law up to a popular vote. But then on September 2nd, the signature count was…

ACLU Advocates for HIV+ Air Force Vet Denied Baggage Screening Job

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 4:18pm

Today the ACLU filed an appeal to the decision by the Transportation Security Administration’s to disqualify Air Force Veteran Michael Lamarre from qualifying for a baggage screening job because he has HIV.

Click on the video below to…

Local and State Government Workers Need Protection Too

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 3:22pm

See the full discrimination laws map here.

If you’ve ever laid awake at night worrying that you might lose your job because you’re LGBT, rest assured your fear is real.

Only 21 states have employment non-discrimination…

ACLU LGBT Project Director Matt Coles on Why Tell 3 Matters

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 5:50pm
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A few weeks ago at the ACLU LGBT Project’s annual attorney reception and fundraiser, director Matt Coles talked about how…

Taking Action on Act 1 in Arkansas

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 1:23pm

Stand Up, Fight Back, and Share Your Story

As you’ve probably heard, Election Day in Arkansas this year brought some sad news. Act 1, which bans unmarried couples from serving as foster parents or adopting children, passed.

But…

Revelry, Robbed

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 6:26pm

From an email Anna Mumford, Program Strategist for the ACLU LGBT Project, sent to friends and family earlier this week.

After seeing anti-gay initiatives win the popular vote in Florida, Arkansas, Arizona and California, I haven't…

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