U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Adoption Across State Lines

NPR.org – March 2016 – The U.S. Supreme Court, without hearing oral argument, has unanimously reversed an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that denied parental rights to a lesbian adoptive mother who had split with her partner. The decision is a direct repudiation of an Alabama Supreme Court decision that refused to recognize a Georgia adoption. Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Adoption Across State Lines

ACLU issues travel advisory against trips to Texas

The ACLU has issued a warning to would-be travelers to the state of Texas that their visit may result in a violation of their constitutional rights.

On May 9, the American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” informing anyone planning to travel to Texas in the near future to anticipate the possible violation of their constitutional rights when stopped by law enforcement. Continue reading ACLU issues travel advisory against trips to Texas

June Networking Lunch – WSU Chancellor Lisa Brown

Our June Speaker is WSU Chancellor Lisa Brown. Before becoming Chancellor, she was the state Senate Majority Leader and a champion of LGBT rights. She will discuss what it means to be an Ally and Advocate for LGBT Rights.

When: June 14 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Where: Spokane Valley Event Center, 10514 E Sprague Ave

Register Here

Thank you to our Lunch Sponsor and Chamber Partner, BECU

For more information, contact:

Charles Smaltz, Membership Representative
509-455-3699
charles@inbachamber.org

Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections Make Mother’s Day Special for Washington Families

Washington Won’t Discriminate rallied and successfully fought off I-1515, the attempt to repeal Washington’s transgender non-discrimination laws. Now, they’re highlighting three families who would be deeply impacted if Washington’s longstanding transgender non-discrimination protections were repealed at the ballot box this fall. The mother of one of those families is our very own Betsy White, President of the Board for INBA Outreach, the philanthropic arm of Inland Northwest Business Alliance. Continue reading Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections Make Mother’s Day Special for Washington Families

Welcome New Members, 2017

Welcome New Members, 5/17

All new members listed below are now on our online business directory.

You can join the INBA throughout the year! Please contact Charles at the INBA with your referrals or make an email introduction to Charles and your potential new member. Charles@inbachamber.org.

Dr. Alan Brown, Associate.  Licensed Insurance Producer
WA state #: 935420;  CA state #: 0L40453

  • Free Consultations to help ALL achieve Financial Security in These Troubled Times!
  • Free Debt Reduction / Removal including Student Loan and Credit Card Debt
  • Free Financial Lifestyle Strategy Review in Preparation for Home Purchase

Interviews Available for the Opportunity to Join our Company !
Please Contact me via Email: life02.ab@gmail.com


Gene Brake – Keller Williams Real Estate: I realized just how important the relationship between the buyer/seller and broker/agent really was, so I decided to become a Realtor. You don’t want someone to sell you a house, you want someone to help you find your home. That’s not something anyone can pick out for you, this isn’t just a home, it’s your home and my job is to help you find the one right for you and your family. You see, I’m still in customer service, but my focus is now you and your home search.

genebrake.com
509-981-5555
gene@genebrake.com


Home Town Rebuilders:   We are insurance specialist who specialize in property claims through homeowners insurance.  Let us walk you through this difficult and confusing time. All our services are 100% free of charge and the only expense to you will be your deductible! BBB A+ rating!

James Allison
Office 888-380-1114
Cell 509-220-7484
HomeTownRebuilders3@gmail.com
HomeTownRebuilders.com Continue reading Welcome New Members, 2017

North Carolina Governor to Issue Executive Order For Full LGBTQ Rights

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) vowed Tuesday to issue an executive order  to increase protections for LGBTQ people in the state. The pledge follows the state’s controversial partial repeal of HB2, a law barring local governments from passing any anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

“I had a choice. Do I continue to make a statement and pound the table and nothing happen? Or do I take a positive step, make progress and continue to fight?”

City Hall to raise Pride Flag this June

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Join us in making history as we celebrate the first raising of the PRIDE Flag at Spokane City Hall. This year is the 26th year that we have celebrated Pride in Spokane and we are excited to announce that for the first time in history we will be raising the Pride Flag over City Hall to kick off PRIDE month.

Immediately following the ceremony join us for the Proclamation of Pride Month at 6pm. We encourage all members of the community to join us in solidarity and celebration of the LGBTQIA community.

Your Guide to Pride: 2017

Celebrate Spokane Pride With INBA! “May the Pride Be With You”

Ready be a part of the largest family-friendly Pride Parade and Festival in the Northwest? We’re getting our businesses and volunteers set up for the Spokane Pride March and Festival on Saturday, June 10 in the Lilac Meadows at Riverfront Park.

Scroll down to see all the ways you and your business can get involved in Pride. Continue reading Your Guide to Pride: 2017