Washington is is often called Washington state
to distinguish it from Washington, D.C., the nation's capital and is the
northwesternmost state of the contiguous United States.
There are three national parks in Washington, several national forests,
many wilderness designated areas. There are many Indian reservations in
Washington. The largest include the Colville Indian Reservation, Spokane
Indian Reservation, Yakama Indian Reservation, and the Quinault
Indian Reservation. Many cities have traditional names created by
Native Americans such as Seattle, Puyallup and Walla Walla.
The nickname of Washington is the Evergreen State
and it's capital is Olympia.
Washington State Gay Issues:
Same-sex marriage case is pending.
1998 – Anti-same-sex marriage statute banned marriage for same-sex couples.
Has domestic violence laws that are gender neutral
include household members and dating partnerss
Has no sodomy laws.
Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
Trial courts have granted second-parent adoptions
Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Has hate crime laws that include crimes based in
State Nondiscrimination Laws
2006 - Laws banning discrimination based on sexual
orientation and gender identity
Some Washington State Cities:
Aberdeen - Anacortes - Bellevue - Bellingham - Bremerton - Burlington
Chelan - Chewelah - Des Moines - Everett - Ferndale - Friday Harbor
Grand Coulee Dam - Grandview - Kelso - Kennewick - Kingston - Kirkland
Lakewood - Longview - Lynnwood - Monroe - Newcastle - North Bend
Oak Harbor - Ocean Shores - Okanogan - Olympia - Pacific - Pasco
Port Angeles - Pullman - Redmond - Richland - San Juan Island - Seattle
Sequim - Shelton - South Bend - Spokane - Tacoma - Toledo - Vancouver
Walla Walla - Wenatchee - Wilkeson - Yakima