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DelBene Helps Introduce Bill to Protect Dreamers from Deportation

August 3, 2017
Nearly 800,000 children brought to this country by their parents – called Dreamers – have known no other home than the United States. ...
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Senators Murray, Cantwell Hold Trump Accountable for Administration’s Anti-LGBTQ Agenda

June 18, 2017
Donald Trump/GLAAD Accountability Project
As millions of Americans mark and celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, Washington state Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) sent a letter to Trump outlining several ways the administration has undermined protections for LGBTQ Americans in his first months in office. ...
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AG Ferguson in Gavin Grimm Case: Uphold Transgender Rights

May 16, 2017
Gavin Grimm
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is leading a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia in urging the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to uphold the right of a transgender student in Virginia to use the school bathroom corresponding to his gender identity. ...
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Jenny Durkan: First Openly Gay U.S. Attorney Enters Seattle Mayoral Race

May 12, 2017
Durkan was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009 as the U.S. Attorney for Western Washington and became the first openly gay U.S. Attorney in the country’s history ...
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Sens. Murray, Cantwell Reintroduce Historic, Comprehensive LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Legislation

May 2, 2017
The Equality Act of 2017 would ensure full federal non-discrimination equality by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to other protected classes, such as race or religion, in existing federal laws. ...
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Proposed Obamacare Repeal Deal Could Drastically Cut Access to Transgender Health Care

May 2, 2017
In many rural areas across the nation, Planned Parenthood is the only option for transgender people to find safe and inclusive care – services that are vital for their health and well-being. ...
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Senators Demand DeVos Address How Education Dept. Will ‘Vigorously’ Enforce Civil Rights Laws

April 15, 2017
Betsy DeVos has issued new guidance that only serves to sow confusion among parents, teachers, and administrators about how to comply with the Title IX law. The new guidance provides no explanation of transgender students’ rights or schools’ obligations under Title IX. ...
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New Report Details Extensive Harms of Denying Transgender Students Access to School Facilities

April 12, 2017
A new report shows how profoundly harmful and unnecessary policies that exclude transgender students from school facilities that match their gender can be on these children. ...
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Rock Legend Melissa Etheridge Lends Her Powerful Anthem ‘Giant’ to the McGregor Campaign

April 10, 2017
Mac McGregor/Nate Gowdy
If elected, Mac McGregor would become the first transgender person to hold a seat on Seattle City Council and the first transgender person elected to office in Washington state. ...
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Cantwell Leads Call for Presidential Task Force to Combat Hate Crimes, Violence

April 4, 2017
Hate violence is not new in America, but recent data shows that the problem has deepened. According to the FBI, there were 5,580 hate-related crimes in the United States in 2015. Further, 2016 saw a record 139 violent acts perpetrated against mosques.

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