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Voters in Washington State are predicted to pass Referendum 74, which expands the legal definition of marriage to include couples of the same sex. Living near Seattle means being at the epicenter of the very passionate debate between those who want what they call equal rights and those who wish to stick with the traditional definition of marriage.

People have various reasons for supporting or opposing this measure. Libertarians believe in more freedom so same sex marriage represents increased freedom to some in their belief system. Many liberals believe that this is a civil rights issue along the lines of racial segregation and that we need to update our laws to be fair. A lot of conservatives posit that redefining marriage is giving special rights to a minority and that equal rights already exist. (more…)

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Today a friend notified me that the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe in North Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the NCAA regarding the use of the UND Fighting Sioux mascot:

Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe Announces Lawsuit Against NCAA Alleging Civil Rights Violations And Copyright Infringement at http://plainsdaily.com/entry/spirit-lake-sioux-tribe-announces-lawsuit-against-ncaa-alleging-civil-rights-violations-and-copyright-infringement/. (more…)

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Seattle Times/KING 5

Seattle Times/KING 5

From today’s Seattle Times:

A $10 million settlement has been reached between King County and the family of Christopher Sean Harris, the Edmonds man who suffered a catastrophic brain injury in May 2009 when he was shoved into a wall by a sheriff’s deputy.

The settlement — the largest individual award in the county’s history — comes as a civil trial was under way in Tacoma on a personal-injury lawsuit filed against King County by Harris’ wife, accusing Deputy Matthew Paul of acting negligently and using excessive force. Paul was scheduled to testify on Tuesday. (more…)

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