Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission asks US Supreme Court to decide anti-LGBTQ hiring lawsuit

The 2017 lawsuit claims the mission’s hiring policy violates Washington state law.

SEATTLE — SEATTLE – The Union Gospel Mission, a charitable organization known for working with Seattle’s homeless, is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a lawsuit involving the mission’s anti-LGBTQ hiring policy.

The mission was accused of refusing to hire attorney Matthew Woods, who told the mission that he was in a same-sex relationship, for a free legal aid clinic because of his sexual orientation.

Woods sued the mission in 2017, saying he had applied for the job after being encouraged to do so during an internship with the mission’s

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