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Local Puget Sound blood bank sued by transgender woman
A transgender woman has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a Seattle-based blood bank saying she was fired after changing her donor profile to female to match her reissued birth certificate.
Local Franchises: We need more time to pay Seattle $15 wage Franchises: We need more time to pay Seattle $15 wage (Video)
A lawyer for the International Franchise Association told a federal appeals panel on Tuesday that Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law unfairly discriminates against franchises, but a city attorney said the ordinance is fair.