In for a renewed fight? Why some LGBTQ+ rights advocates are nervous about the new Supreme Court
SEATTLE — When Tacoma resident Dorian Taylor heard the Trump administration had removed protections from discrimination for transgender people in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in June, Taylor, a Black trans person, decided it was time to get gender-affirming surgery because he didn't know how difficult it might be to do in the future. Although the Washington Law Against Discrimination currently protects transgender people, including in health care settings, local legal experts say any federal decision on this issue that rules in favor of religious exemption could eventually trickle down and na...
The Seattle Times
Heidi Stevens: Thanks for the memories, ‘One Day at a Time.’ You helped my daughter and me get through lockdown.
“One Day At A Time,” the practically perfect Netflix series that reprised Norman Lear’s 1975 sitcom, is no more. Writer and producer Gloria Calderón Kellett tweeted the lousy news Tuesday night. “It’s officially over,” she wrote. “There will be no new @OneDayAtATime episodes. But there will always be 46 episodes that we got to make that live FOREVER. Thank you to this beautiful cast. Our dedicated crew. And to you, our loyal fans. We loved making this for you. Thank you for watching.” (Sob!) The show, centered around the Cuban American Alvarez family living in Los Angeles, debuted on Netflix i...
Biden's faith made history without much fanfare. His Catholic supporters say that's a good thing.
PHILADELPHIA — When Joe Biden takes the oath of office in January, he will be only the second Catholic president of the United States since John F. Kennedy was elected 60 years ago.Kennedy’s victory in 1960 was a historic moment for Catholics, partly because his religion was at the forefront of the political conversation. Kennedy had to dispel fears he would have divided loyalties, famously telling a group of Southern ministers in a speech three months before the general election, “I am not the Catholic candidate for president. I am the Democratic Party’s candidate for president, who happens a...
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Braving COVID and long waits, US citizens cross the Mexican border to vote
SAN DIEGO — Hundreds — possibly even thousands — of Tijuana residents who are also U.S. citizens have already voted or plan to cross into the United States to cast their ballots in the presidential election.Voters coming from Baja may face longer border waits than in normal years and be required wear a mask, but county election officials say they are welcome.“As long as someone is a U.S. citizen, they have a right to vote,” said Michael Vu, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. Vu estimated there were nearly 16,000 voters registered to cast ballots in San Diego County from abroad, includin...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Seattle sports power couple Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe announce engagement on social media
SEATTLE — Seattle sports power couple Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe is tying the knot.On Friday afternoon, Bird posted a picture on her Instagram account of Rapinoe kneeling on what looks to be a dock and placing a ring on the finger of Bird, who is standing in water.Within the first 30 minutes, the post received over 12,000 likes and 723 comments, including well wishes from all over the sports community.Former Washington Huskies star Kelsey Plum posted three heart emojis with a caption that read: “Congrats.”Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love wrote: “So great!!!”And the Storm tweeted: “Ring S...
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