LGBT Discrimination

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News Release, Published: 
Saturday, November 12, 2016
On Nov. 15 at Bellevue College, the WA Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case in which the lower court ruled a florist violated the state’s anti-discrimination law when she refused to sell flowers to a gay couple for their wedding. The ACLU is representing the couple.
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The core purpose of the public accommodation laws, as the state’s Supreme Court should affirm, is to preserve and protect the essential human dignity of all members of our diverse society. These laws benefit all of us — people of all races, faiths, national origins and sexual orientations.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Though Washington state has required hospitals to post on their websites the services they offer, many have failed to provide clear information. So, the ACLU-WA and allies have launched the ClearHealth Washington site to fill the information gap.

The Rights of Transgender People in Washington State

Document, Published: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

This brochure is designed to help transgender persons understand their legal rights in Washington State. It answers many common questions about practical legal issues encountered by transgender individuals.

Published: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The ACLU proudly stands with other advocates of equality in opposing an initiative that would overturn state protections against discrimination for transgender people.
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Friday, May 6, 2016

Fourteen businesses and four trade associations today submitted a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Washington Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that a Richland florist violated state anti-discrimination laws by refusing to provide flowers to a gay couple for their wedding celebration. 

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
In America, we all have a right to our religious beliefs, but this does not give us the right to use our beliefs to discriminate against other people or impose our beliefs upon them.  
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
On July 7, the ACLU of Washington joined a broad range of community organizations to co-sponsor a forum on “The Continuing Fight for LGBTQ Equality – What Lies Ahead” at Town Hall Seattle.  The event featured a panel to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision guaranteeing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples and a second panel on the remaining, ongoing efforts to achieve full LGBTQ equality in Washington
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Benton County Superior Court judge today ruled that a florist in Richland, WA violated the state’s anti-discrimination law when she denied service to a gay couple for their wedding. Photo by Julie Saraceno/Missy Moo Studio. 

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