Seattle Initiative 13

Initiative 13 was a 1978 initiative in Seattle, Washington, United States. One of its effects would have been to repeal city ordinances which protected housing rights and employment for gay and lesbian people. Another would have been to close the city Office of Women's Rights.[1]

Seattle Pride in 1978 included protests against the initiative.[2] Multiple organizations also protested the initiative.[3]

Walt Crowley was one of the protest campaign organizers.[4] On November 7, 1978, voters rejected the initiative by a 2–1 margin.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History Café: Revisiting Initiative 13 & LGBT Activism In The 70s". Discover South Lake Union. Archived from the original on June 13, 2021. Retrieved July 22, 2022.
  2. ^ Diltz, Colin (June 23, 2016). "1978: Seattle Gay Pride Week march and rally opposes Initiative 13". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on October 24, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2022.
  3. ^ "Initiative 13 · Queen City Comes Out: Exploring Seattle's Lesbian and Gay History · OutHistory: It's About Time". outhistory.org. Archived from the original on March 21, 2022. Retrieved July 22, 2022.
  4. ^ "Read7: Initiative 13". Gay Seattle. February 18, 2012. Archived from the original on August 2, 2021. Retrieved July 22, 2022.
  5. ^ Crowley, Walt (June 22, 1999). "Seattle voters reject Initiative 13 and uphold gay and lesbian rights on November 7, 1978". www.historylink.org. Archived from the original on August 4, 2021. Retrieved July 22, 2022.

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