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‘Decline to Sign’ I-1552, Tacoma rally says

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer Hundreds of Trans people and allies gathered at the University of Washington in Tacoma on February 25 to kick off the Decline to Sign I-1552 campaign. The initiative would reverse a ten-year-old civil rights law and bar Transgender Washingtonians from restrooms that match their gender identities. At the rally, openly Gay Tacoma City Councilmember Ryan Mello recalled that in 2002 Tacoma became one of the first cities in the country where voters approved an anti-discrimination ordinance protecting Transgender residents. He urged the crowd to ensure that I-1552 ‘never makes it on the ballot.’ Seth Kirby, chairman of the Washington Won’t Discriminate campaign opposing I-1552, said his organization has gotten endorsements from law enforcement, business, and faith leaders. One of those faith leaders is Bishop Richard Jaech of the Southwestern Washington Synod of the Evang

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