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Judge Rules Against Florist Who Didn’t Want To Serve Gays

A judge has decided the state of Washington has the authority to bring a consumer protection lawsuit against a florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding ceremony.

01/07/2015

Behold Monument Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best MLK Weekend Getaways In America

Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.

01/07/2015

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Monitor: Seattle Police Making Progress On Reforms

From new training programs to better record-keeping, the Seattle Police Department is making good strides toward reform, according to the court-appointed monitor for the efforts.

CBS Seattle–12/16/2014

George Takei partner Brad Altman (VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

George Takei Beams At Front Of Seattle Pride March

Thousands of people gathered in downtown Seattle on Sunday for the city’s 40th annual Pride Parade

CBS Seattle–06/30/2014

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Oregon Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge on Monday struck down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional

CBS Seattle–05/19/2014

"Religious freedom" movement was sparked when a suburban Portland bakery refused to bake a cake for a same-sex couple. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Oregon Campaign To Turn Away Same-Sex Couples Suspended

Friends of Religious Freedom disagreed with the language of a proposed ballot initiative allowing business owners to refuse service to customers whose lifestyle was not in agreement with the owner’s beliefs.

05/09/2014

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Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression Efforts

It is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.

11/27/2012

Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Talk Of A War on Women Contradicted By The Elevation Of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is a glowing example of the heights women are reaching in the United States in recent times. She contradicts the notion thrust forth by President Obama and his political party that there is an alleged-“War on Women”.

10/24/2012

Mitt Romney (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Binders Full Of Women Is Only Tip Of Romney Anti-Women Iceberg

Romney is lucky that people grabbed on to the “binders full of women” comment because his comment about giving his female Chief of Staff flex time so she could go home and cook dinner was mostly over looked.

10/22/2012

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