Laurie Jinkins is the first woman appointed Speaker of the Washington House

 Laurie Jinkins is Washington House’s first lesbian and first woman to be elected Speaker.

Once Laurie Jinkins became involved in politics, she was mainly concerned with protecting children from abuse and neglect, but also helped improve the public health system in Washington over the two decades.

“I first ran for public office because I wanted to make sure all families have the same opportunities for success,” Jinkins said in a statement.

“Washington continues to rank among the top states to live, work, and do business in large part due to the forward-thinking policies adopted by the legislature over the last 20 years.

“We made sure all kids have access to health care regardless of family income. We have some of the best colleges and universities in the nation. And we support families by embracing marriage equality, paid family leave, equal pay, and many other policies.

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The Oglala Sioux Tribe has legalized marriage equality!

After several years of love and living together, two lesbians from the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota wanted to evolve their relationship by marrying on the Pine Ridge Reserve.

In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed marriage equality across the United States, but Native American tribes do not depend on it for marriage. They have their own rules, and unfortunately, most of them have not yet approved same-sex marriage.

Since Native American traditions require couples to marry on sacred lands, many LGBTQ Native Americans cannot wed within their tribe.

In the Pine Ridge Reserve, Monique “Muffie” Mousseau and Felipa De Leon found it impossible for them to marry.

Both women felt very sad that they couldn’t marry within their tribe. Nevertheless, they received a marriage license in Pennington County and married in Mount Rushmore, considered sacred land.

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What's Happening With LGBTQ Rights In Indiana?

Indiana LGBT rights.

Let's break down the recent headlines on LGBTQ rights in Indiana.

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Pro-LGBTQ Rulings Made By The Supreme Court Of The United States

The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled in favor of LGBTQ rights.

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Transgender Politicians Have A Long History Of Fighting For Our Rights

Transgender politicians.

Transgender women have been fighting for our rights for centuries. In fact, many transgender female politicians have a long history of activism and advocacy.

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Everything You Need To Know About LGBTQ Rights In Oklahoma

LGBT rights in Oklahoma.

In Oklahoma, LGBTQ individuals lack many of the same rights as their straight counterparts. This is due to a variety of factors, including the state's conservative leanings and its history of homophobia. However, there are signs that things may be changing, and advocates for LGBTQ rights are working hard to bring about change. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the challenges facing LGBTQ Oklahomans and what's being done to help them.

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How Things Advance For LGBTQ Rights In Oregon

LGBT rights in Oregon.

There are so many changes happening right now regarding LGBTQ rights in Oregon. Here's what you need to know about these recent advances for LGBTQ people!

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LGBTQ Rights In Michigan

Rights of LGBTQ people in Michigan.

The news out of Michigan is one part positive, one part negative, but there have still been some nice advances in LGBTQ rights in recent years.

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Everything You Need To Know About LGBTQ Rights In Virginia

LGBT rights in Virginia.

LGBTQ rights in Virginia have come a long way, but there is still progress to be made. This article seeks to highlight the major advances that have been made in LGBTQ rights in Virginia in recent years, while also noting the challenges that remain.

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Transgender News From The United-States: What You Should Know

Transgender rights in the United-States.

Transgender rights in the U.S. have been a hot topic. Let's take a look at what is happening.

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The Fight For LGBTQ Rights Is Far From Over In Texas

How rights of Texas LGBT people are evolving.

The state of Texas has been cracking down on the LGBTQ community for years. The Texas legislature passed many laws that restrict our rights and freedoms, so there is still plenty to be done to achieve complete equality! Today, the struggle continues as laws that penalize transgender people are passed.

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Everything You Need To Know About LGBTQ Rights In Arizona

LGBTQ rights in Arizona.

LGBTQ+ individuals have been fighting for years to achieve equality in ArizonaThe main purpose of this article is to explore how the LGBTQ+ community was able to fight for equality and the current state of LGBTQ rights in Arizona.

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Everything You Need To Know About LGBTQ Rights In Florida

LGBT rights in Florida.

Want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community in Florida? The purpose of this article is to provide readers with a better understanding of LGBTQ rights in Florida.

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