A proposed change in the state of Washington will allow parents to choose the non-binary gender classification of “X” for their children and officially add it to new birth certificates. The law already states that anyone born in the state can petition to change their birth certificates to their preferred gender du jour. | TChildren can also make the change with “consent of their parents and with a doctor’s note,” according to KUOW.
Source: Washington State Next to Offer ‘No Gender’ Birth Certificates
A proposed change in the state of Washington will allow parents to choose the non-binary gender classification of “X” for their children and officially add it to new birth certificates.
The law already states that anyone born in the state can petition to change their birth certificates to their preferred gender du jour. Children can also make the change with “consent of their parents and with a doctor’s note,” according to KUOW.
If approved, the change would happen as early as next year. So far, about 1,000 comments have poured in to the state department of health with messages for and against the radical measure.
The health department’s Christie Spice said they are just following the societal changes happening around the country:
“[M]ore people are identifying as a gender other than a male or female and there’s growing demand for non-binary sex designations on all identity documents, including birth certificates.”
Washington is also considering giving the “X” designation for state ID cards, following in the footsteps of other states before it.
Nearby Oregon added the gender-neutral option earlier this year to its state-issued ID, as did Washington D.C. To no one’s surprise, California is leading the pack by offering non-binaries their coveted “X” on both driver’s licenses AND birth certificates. More proof that California is wokest of all.
Receiver Tyler Lockett looks fast and confident in practice, but the Seahawks aren’t quite ready to put him on the field for a preseason game.
Source: Seahawks taking cautious approach in Tyler Lockett’s return
Campaigners for Initiative 27 submitted the required signatures to put on a ballot a ban on safe injection sites. But that doesn’t matter to the King County Council.
Source: Rantz: Despicable abuse of power on safe injection sites
[Ed.: “Abuse of Power” doesn’t quite do this action justice. This is downright dereliction of duty, malfeasance and misfeasance. Rantz is absolutely spot-on in his analysis of this action. It’s delaying and a completely tone deaf response to the concerns of citizens who have not been impressed with the results that Vancouver, BC is getting with this sort of facility.
I’m glad there’s an “equal protection” clause in our Constitution so that the law is always meted out equally and fairly. These people need to be locked up for their lawlessness.]
SEATTLE — The danger in the streets of abuse and addiction needs attention. But is sanctioned drug-use the way to go? “People are allowed to come into these facilities and use drugs,” said Joshua Freed, the chief sponsor of Initiative 27.It would stop drug consumption sites in King County.
Source: King County Council pushes public vote over injection sites to February | Q13 FOX News
[Ed.: As predicted, the King County Council (save a few sane ones) is pulling out the stops to push this to a February Special Election ballot so that it will not be successful.]
SEATTLE (AP) – A group of public health experts and others are challenging a proposed King County initiative that would ban safe injection sites for drug users.
Source: Lawsuit seeks to block vote on safe-injection sites | KIRO-TV
[Ed.: Oh, is polling telling you that your precious, stupid liberal idea is going to go down in flames if you don’t sue and have the initiative quashed before you get to de facto legalize heroin in King County? Any judge who looks at this with a skeptical eye toward any health benefits of this crackpot program has to side with the sane people who do not want supervised injection sites because it doesn’t work and it draws a criminal drug element.]
The lead singer of a Seattle rock band attacked me for my stance on safe injection sites. Despite the opposition, they still aren’t safe.
Source: Rantz: Musician’s despicable promotion of safe injection sites
BOTHELL, Wash. – It’s a solution to our area’s drug problem some say could create more harm than good. King County health experts say the county should give drug addicts a safe place to use. A plan to open up these sites in King County is moving forward, but Tuesday night a group is trying to stop that from happening.
Source: A measure to ban drug consumption sites for addicts may be going on ballot | Q13 FOX News
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The initiative would bar funding and operation of supervised drug consumption sites in the county. Supporters of the so-called safe injection sites believe it would reduce the number of overdose deaths and connect users with needed health services. However, critics worry it will enable the use of drugs in a region facing an opioid epidemic.
Source: Initiative to ban safe injection sites collects needed signatures | KING5.com
Proponents of an initiative to ban safe injection sites are alleging the King County department of health actively worked to hamper their efforts and used public funds to do it, violating state law.
Source: I-27 campaign accuses King County of violating state law
[Ed.: What say you Mr. Attorney General Ferguson?]
A new study has determined why Seattle’s West Point Treatment Plant failed, and raises concerns over its capacity going into the future.
Source: Seattle’s sewage plant is too small for the job
[Ed.: No, it’s time for Seattle to pull their heads out of the collective asses – elected officials present and past – that have allowed their own storm water system be co-mingled with their sanitary sewer system which means that it has nothing to do with water usage and everything to do with how much rain comes out of the sky in the Seattle city limits. Last time I checked, we still weren’t controlling the weather. Every other city in the area has a sanitary sewer system and a storm water system that goes through filters and eventually into creeks, rivers and lakes or the Puget Sound. It’s time for Seattle to pony up, pull back on their BS social projects and pay to fix their system so that a big rain storm – the kind we never, ever get – can cause our sewer treatment plant to pollute the Puget Sound again. What? Jay Inslee, do I hear your faint little voice trying to muster a sound against your liberal little friends running King County and the City of Seattle? <chirp chirp> Guess not.]