gay rights http://kuow.org en No Quick Ruling Expected In Oregon Gay Marriage Case http://kuow.org/post/no-quick-ruling-expected-oregon-gay-marriage-case <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042314CLmarriagesuperspot_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Attorneys for four same-sex couples called Oregon's gay marriage ban a "state imposed badge of inferiority" during arguments in federal court Wednesday.<p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:11:23 +0000 Chris Lehman 33191 at http://kuow.org No Quick Ruling Expected In Oregon Gay Marriage Case Judge Won't Issue Immediate Decision In Oregon Gay Marriage Case http://kuow.org/post/judge-wont-issue-immediate-decision-oregon-gay-marriage-case <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042214CL_gaymarriage_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A federal judge in Oregon will not issue an immediate decision Wednesday in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.<p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:17 +0000 Chris Lehman 33090 at http://kuow.org Judge Won't Issue Immediate Decision In Oregon Gay Marriage Case Rainier Beach Pastor: We Can't Serve The Community Without Welcoming Everyone http://kuow.org/post/rainier-beach-pastor-we-cant-serve-community-without-welcoming-everyone <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Reverend Monica Corsaro of the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church about the <a href="http://kuow.org/post/meetings-will-continue-rainier-beach-church-despite-revocation-boy-scout-charter">future of Boy Scout Troop 98</a>. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:50:09 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Christine Streich 33054 at http://kuow.org Rainier Beach Pastor: We Can't Serve The Community Without Welcoming Everyone National Group Attempts 11th-Hour Intervention In Oregon Gay Marriage Case http://kuow.org/post/national-group-attempts-11th-hour-intervention-oregon-gay-marriage-case <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042114CL_challenge_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A national group that opposes same-sex marriage is trying to intervene in a case scheduled to go before a federal judge in Oregon this week.<p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:07:22 +0000 Chris Lehman 33005 at http://kuow.org National Group Attempts 11th-Hour Intervention In Oregon Gay Marriage Case Meetings Will Continue At Rainier Beach Church Despite Revocation Of Boy Scout Charter http://kuow.org/post/meetings-will-continue-rainier-beach-church-despite-revocation-boy-scout-charter <p></p><p>The Boy Scouts of America has revoked the charter of <a href="http://rainierbeachumc.org/">Rainier Beach United Methodist Church</a> in Seattle after the church's youth program allowed a gay adult to continue leading the troop. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:27:54 +0000 Patricia Murphy 32962 at http://kuow.org Meetings Will Continue At Rainier Beach Church Despite Revocation Of Boy Scout Charter Boy Scouts Of America's Policy On Gay Troop Members And Leaders http://kuow.org/post/boy-scouts-americas-policy-gay-troop-members-and-leaders <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Richard Ellis, the author of <a href="http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/elljud.html">"Judging the Boy Scouts of America,"</a> about how and why the Boy Scouts of America developed its current policies on gay troop members and gay troop leaders. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:09:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 32337 at http://kuow.org Boy Scouts Of America's Policy On Gay Troop Members And Leaders Arizona Gov. Brewer Vetoes Controversial Bill http://kuow.org/post/arizona-gov-brewer-vetoes-controversial-bill Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she has vetoed controversial legislation that would have allowed business owners in her state to refuse to serve gays and others if those customers somehow offended the proprietors' religious beliefs.<p>Brewer, a Republican, announced her decision at a news conference held Wednesday afternoon, following a flurry of meetings between the governor and state legislators.<p><strong>Update at 7:52 p.m. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:29:49 +0000 Bill Chappell 29554 at http://kuow.org Arizona Gov. Brewer Vetoes Controversial Bill Seattle Catholic Students Form Underground Clubs For LGBTQ Youth http://kuow.org/post/seattle-catholic-students-form-underground-clubs-lgbtq-youth <p></p><p><em>Clarification 2/12/14: The text of this story has been edited to include a response from Audrey Long’s parents. They say they never attempted to take their daughter to a Christian gay conversion therapist.</em></p><p>Four years ago, as a freshman at Holy Names Academy,&nbsp;an all-girls Seattle Catholic school, Audrey Long came out to her family. It wasn’t a positive experience. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:39:08 +0000 Katherine Sims & Nina Tran & Rachel Lam & RadioActive Youth Media 27665 at http://kuow.org Seattle Catholic Students Form Underground Clubs For LGBTQ Youth 'The Games Have Always Been A Little Gay': Video For Gay Rights At The Olympics Goes Viral http://kuow.org/post/games-have-always-been-little-gay-video-gay-rights-olympics-goes-viral <p>Marcie Sillman talks with <a href="http://www.cidi-icdi.ca/team-member/michael-bach/">Michael Bach</a>, founder and CEO of the <a href="http://www.cidi-icdi.ca/">Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion,</a> about a viral <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=effb2JYiKXM">video </a>advocating for gay rights in Russia. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:47:23 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 28406 at http://kuow.org 'The Games Have Always Been A Little Gay': Video For Gay Rights At The Olympics Goes Viral Stepping Outside Of The Box, And Onto The Stage http://kuow.org/post/stepping-outside-box-and-stage <p>We throw toast at the Rocky Horror Picture Show, hear what people on the street think about the movement for LGBTQ rights, and learn about the fight to integrate LGBTQ support groups into local Catholic schools. This month's podcast features stories about people who are stepping outside of their comfort zones and finding supportive communities.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:20:05 +0000 Max Hutton & Chris Otey & Isaac Noren & Katherine Sims & Nina Tran & Rachel Lam & RadioActive Youth Media 27966 at http://kuow.org Stepping Outside Of The Box, And Onto The Stage Gay Rights Advocates: Idaho Bills Would Upend Local Discrimination Bans http://kuow.org/post/gay-rights-advocates-idaho-bills-would-upend-local-discrimination-bans <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/012914JR_IdahoLicenses_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Gay rights advocates say legislation introduced this week in Idaho would undermine local anti-discrimination ordinances passed in seven Idaho cities.<p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:35:31 +0000 Jessica Robinson 27916 at http://kuow.org Gay Rights Advocates: Idaho Bills Would Upend Local Discrimination Bans Eastside Catholic School Alumnus Fighting For Teacher's Rights http://kuow.org/post/eastside-catholic-school-alumnus-fighting-teachers-rights <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Corey Sinser, graduate from Eastside Catholic School, about the resignation of the school's president Sister Mary Tracy and his fight to bring Mark Zmuda back to the school. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:10:22 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 27467 at http://kuow.org Eastside Catholic School Alumnus Fighting For Teacher's Rights LGBT Activists Protest At The Russian Consul General's House http://kuow.org/post/lgbt-activists-protest-russian-consul-generals-house <p>Tuesday afternoon, activists led by <a href="http://www.thestranger.com/">The Stranger's</a> Dan Savage will <a href="http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/08/28/protest-russias-anti-lgbt-laws-next-tuesday-in-front-of-the-russian-consular-residence">protest </a>in front of the Russian Consul General's house in Madison Park. The protest is in response to a Russian law passed in June that outlaws "<span style="line-height: 1.5;">propagandizing non-traditional sexual relations among minors."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Russian </span>authorities<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have interpreted that language broadly and as a result, people seen as "promoting gay values" have been arrested and subject to violence from police or other Russians. </span> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 23:22:23 +0000 Marcie Sillman 19645 at http://kuow.org LGBT Activists Protest At The Russian Consul General's House Metro Driver Safety, Gay Rights In Russia And The Interfaith Amigos http://kuow.org/post/metro-driver-safety-gay-rights-russia-and-interfaith-amigos <p><strong>Metro Driver Safety</strong><br>Yesterday morning in downtown Seattle, a Metro bus driver was shot and wounded by a passenger. While assaults on Metro drivers have decreased overall since 2006, there were still 107 incidents last year. What is Metro doing to keep drivers safe? And what affect has ending the ride-free-zone downtown had on driver safety? Dow Constantine is the King County Executive. He joins us from the Ryerson Base in SODO.</p><p><strong>Gay Rights In Russia</strong><br>According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, only 16 percent of Russians say homosexuality should be accepted by society. In another survey conducted a nonprofit Russian research center this spring, nearly 35 percent of Russians believe that homosexuality is a disease.</p><p>Recently, the Russian government has been legislating against gay rights. In June, the government passed a law that prohibits the distribution of so-called “homosexual propaganda” to minors. Protests are gaining momentum in the United States to dump Russian vodka and even boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. What are the historical and cultural factors that have influenced Russian attitudes toward homosexuality?<br><br><strong>Interfaith Amigos</strong><br>Death is something we all need to grapple with.&nbsp;The Three Interfaith Amigos join us with a look at what religion has to say about mortality and the afterlife.&nbsp;They’ll also respond to the common accusation from the non-religious: That God is just a story to make people feel better about life and death.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><strong>The Weather And Hike Of The Week</strong><br><a href="http://www.hikewashington.net/">Michael Fagin </a>suggests a hike that matches the week’s weather forecast.</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 18488 at http://kuow.org Wash. Colleges Start Tracking Students' Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity http://kuow.org/post/wash-colleges-start-tracking-students-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity <p></p><p>Bringing new meaning to "student orientation," Washington community and technical colleges will start asking students their sexual orientation and gender identity when students register for classes this year.</p><p>Laura McDowell, spokeswoman for Washington State Board of Community &amp; Technical Colleges, said it was <a href="http://diversity.highline.edu/lgbtq.php">students</a> who proposed the&nbsp;colleges start tracking the data.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:29:20 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 16024 at http://kuow.org Wash. Colleges Start Tracking Students' Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity