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Washington State and Trump

Washington State and Trump

The State of Washington is almost like a microcosm of our nation in that its congressional representatives and the majority of its state legislature are committed to implementing much of the Trump agenda, while the state is also a hotbed of resistance

Anti-Discrimination Tug-of-War in Washington

Anti-Discrimination Tug-of-War in Washington

In 2006 Washington changed its anti-discrimination law at RCW 49.60.030 to include a prohibition against discrimination based on sexual preference (which was defined to include all trans people). The State Human Rights Commission was charged with creating rules to implement

Washington Bill to Curb Protests

Washington Bill to Curb Protests

Doug Erickson, a Republican from Ferndale (and Trump campaign organizer in this state), introduced an unbelievably broad bill last month to criminalize protests that involve “economic disruption.” This term is defined as actions that “(a) Influence the policy of a