Lesbian Couple Denied Accommodations in Hawaii

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Lambda Legal and the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Monday urged the Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii to reject a new argument that the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores allows a commercial business operating a bed and breakfast to refuse accommodation to a lesbian couple, and thereby violate […]

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The Pierce-Ralph Family-Do we change our names now that we can get married?

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By: Shannon Ralph I was asked an intriguing question this week. Completely out of the blue and totally unexpected, Ruanita (a-little-too-casually) asked me the following: “So…do you think we should hyphenate our last names after we get married?” Whaaa?? To be perfectly honest, this had never occurred to me. Amazingly—despite the tornadic whirlwind of wedding […]

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Exclusive Interview: Meet “Out” Singer/Songwriter Julie Schurr

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By: Sarah Toce Our mutual friends God-Des & She arranged for a telephone meeting because they knew the world needed to stop and take notice of both The Seattle Lesbian and the strikingly powerful musician Julie Schurr. It was my pleasure to give her a call and find out a little bit more about the openly-gay singer/songwriter from […]

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Body Matters: Taking the First Steps

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By: Stacey Sorgen Lesbian women face unique health issues. So, how can the average lesbian work to combat these health issues and work towards a healthier life? The key is to look at the information presented on women’s health issues and to make the best decisions based on the options we have available. But, the information […]

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Pregnancy Lottery

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By: Heather Somaini Same-sex parent writes about pregnancy complications with her wife. It’s funny how most of us were born without any complications at all. Our mothers didn’t have multiple ultrasounds over the course of their pregnancy and generally didn’t know what they were having until the doctor held us up by our feet and […]

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Try, Try Again

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By: Heather Somaini Two weeks passed. Tere was not pregnant. We talked to Dr. C. She said we would try again. One of the nice things about being a same-sex couple means that no one tells you to “go home and try” for a baby. Since you are essentially in need of fertility assistance from […]

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The Rules & The Bet

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By: Heather Somaini Ok, so you’ve gotten the CliffsNotes version of my whirlwind romance with Tere. How she flew up to San Francisco on a whim, kicked me to the curb over my bad behavior and somehow survived my long, drawn-out proposal. But one thing I “forgot” to tell you about was The Bet. You […]

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