Discrimination based on sexual orientation in public employment was already prohibited since 1991 by an executive order of Governor Booth Gardner.
On March 7, 2014, Mark Zmuda filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court against Eastside Catholic School and the Archdiocese of Seattle charging illegal termination of his employment as an assistant principal and swimming coach at the school in December 2013 after his same-sex marriage entered into the previous July became known to school officials.
A very small quantity of alcohol will place a minor driver at risk for an arrest and the filing of criminal charges of a "Minor DUI" prosecution.
In Washington State, it is a crime if a person under the age of 21 has consumed enough alcohol to be over .02.
Couples with registered domestic partnerships in Washington, a community property state, must first combine their annual income and then each must claim half that amount as his or her income for federal tax purposes.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the U. state of Washington live in one of the more socially liberal U. The state adopted a statute defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman in 1998. King County, the Washington Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of that law.
In many courts around the state, and particularly in Whatcom County, the prosecution will usually add the separate charge of Minor In Possession by consumption if you are arrested for a Minor DUI.
While this seems less serious, it is a crime that has potentially more serious criminal consequences than a Minor DUI.
This year’s Operation Cross Country—the largest to date—involved 55 FBI field offices and 74 FBI-led Child Exploitation Task Forces throughout the country composed of more than 400 law enforcement agencies. It's worth noting, though, that the world of sex work is a lot bigger—and a lot more complex—than projects like the FBI's "Innocence Lost" initiative depict.
Hundreds of law enforcement officials took part in sting operations in hotels, casinos, truck stops, and other areas frequented by pimps, prostitutes, and their customers. Local sex workers and international organizations like Amnesty International say that decriminalizing sex work, and allowing sex workers to exercise their labor rights, would help prevent exploitation, rape, and other abuses, including abuses of minors.