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Pride proclamations draw ire, support

Proclamations pass

City councils and county commissions routinely sign proclamations noting monthlong observances, which this month in the United States include African-American Music Appreciation Month, Caribbean-American Heritage Month and National Safety Month. The proclamations are usually noted briefly at a meeting and signed by council and commission members without a vote or comment.

But when the Mason County Board of Commissioners and Shelton City Council both signed national LGBTQ+ Pride Month proclamations June 6, they were greeted with calls of support and opposition. Shelton City Council members Jame...


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