Kim Wyman Cancels Attendance at Conference in Tennessee

On Wednesday, Tennessee governor Bill Haslam signed into law a bill allowing therapists and counselors to reject certain clients if the therapy goes against the practitioner’s “sincerely held principles”. It’s being widely interpreted as a loophole allowing therapists to reject gay, lesbian, transgender and other clients. We commend Secretary of State Kim Wyman for being the first major official in our state to draw attention to this very important issue by canceling her attendance at a national conference in Tennessee.


Secretary of State Kim Wyman issued the following statement;
"Those of you who know me, know I do not publicly share my views on issues which could become ballot measures, as I oversee elections. Prior to today I was considering not attending a national conference scheduled in Nashville, TN in July, right before our state's primary in August. With the bill signing today for the Tennessee law allowing mental health counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist's religious or personal beliefs, I have decided not to attend. My core principles do not support denying mental health care services to those who need them when they are most vulnerable."

Thank you Kim for taking a stand publicly, raising the issue and holding true to your principles!

Log Cabin Republicans of Washington Endorse Charlie Sheffer - 45th Legislative District

The Log Cabin Republicans of Washington announces its endorsement of Charlie Sheffer, Candidate for Representative of the 45th Legislative District, Position 1.  His election will be held November 2016 and will likely face incumbent Democrat Roger Goodman.   

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Charlie is a great supporter of Log Cabin Republicans and has attended multiple LCRWA events and spoke on various issues.  He continuously works to build coalitions and brings people together in his community. President Curtis states, “When speaking to Charlie he exhibits genuine interest in your concerns and treats you as a friend.  Charlie will provide a fresh voice in Olympia representing ALL voices, lead with conservative principals and move Washington in the right direction.”  
The Log Cabin Republicans of Washington endorse Charlie Sheffer and look forward to his election and leadership in Olympia.    

Washington College Republican Federation Supports Changing Party Platform Stance on Marriage and Calls for US Representatives to Support the Employee Non Discrimination Act

Ellensburg, WA - The College Republicans have time and time again shown support for their LGBT friends and fellow classmates.  From marching in Gay Pride Parades, attending LGBT Events, to supporting organizations that work to bring equality to our community, theWashington College Republican Federation (WCRF) once again showed their support by passing a resolution calling for the Republican National Committee and Washington State Republican Party to change their stance on marriage in our Party platforms by 2016.  
 
RESOLUTION to FIX THE GOP PLATFORM in 2016
and  CALL TO ACTION FOR ENDA SUPPORT  


WCRF passing this resolution further shows the commitment and the call to action these young people bring to our Party. The College Republicans are the future of the party and show just how welcoming and supportive the Big Tent Party really is.

Washington College Republicans become the second College Republican Federation to adopt such a resolution following that of the New Mexico College Republican Federation.  As the months lead up to 2016 you will continue to see statements, resolutions and call to actions from College Republicans across the state calling for altering the national and state platforms to better reflect the ideals of the modern conservative movement.  

We are proud to have the Washington College Republican Federation listed as one of our LCRWA Allies and look forward to working with them. 


New WSRP Chair Susan Hutchison - A Step Forward

Seattle, WA - Log Cabin Republicans commend the newly elected WSRP Chair Susan Hutchison for taking steps forward in better inclusion of the LGBT Community in the Party by not drawing out Gay Marriage.  When asked on a live interview on Q13 if the party needed to soften its opposition to gay marriage, Chair Hutchison said the issue has been settled.  “That was last year,” she said.  “I’m looking forward."  

We appreciate Chair Hutchison's comments in showing that there are bigger issues concerning the Washington Republican Party and we look forward to working with her in moving our state in the RIGHT direction.  You can read the full article here.

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Log Cabin Republicans of Washington Invite you to March in 2013 Seattle Pride Parade

Seattle, WA-  The Log Cabin Republicans of Washington State (LCRWA) are delighted to announce that we will be marching in the Annual Seattle Pride Parade on June 30th  and would like to invite you to join us.  The parade will commence at 11:00 am on 4th Avenue.  We invite all fellow Republicans to join LCRWA as we celebrate our diversity and inclusion within the Republican Party.  

Join fellow Log Cabin Republicans,  Marilyn McKenna, College Republicans, and King County Republicans as we support the LGBT Community and promote the Big Tent Party.  If you are interested in marching or getting more involved please e-mail Andre Unicume at president@logcabinwa.org.

Thank you and we hope for your support as we march!

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Log Cabin Republicans of Washington Get Much Support at 2012 Seattle PrideFest

Seattle, WA-  The Log Cabin Republicans of Washington State (LCRWA) received great support and interest from the LGBT community at this year’s 2012 Seattle PrideFest: Love More Hate Less.  After the conclusion of the Pride Parade in downtown Seattle, thousands visited booths at the Seattle Center where the LCRWA were located.  Many approached the booth and signed-up to receive updates and become members.  With Referendum 74 being on the ballot this November the LCRWA made sure to educate the fact that it would not have passed in the state legislature without Republican support, the support of four senate and two house of representative Republicans.   

The LCRWA are supporters of Referendum 74 and can be found as a coalition partner on their website http://washingtonunitedformarriage.org/category/coalition/political/.

Log Cabin Republicans of Washington will continue to make their presence known in liberal Washington and advocate for the support of Republicans who support fairness, freedom, and equality for gay and lesbian Americans. 

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