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Gay Marriage Washington

Megachurch's Move To A Gay Neighborhood Raises Questions

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Megachurch Mars Hill has made a new home in downtown Seattle, just southwest of the Emerald City's beloved gay neighborhood, Capitol Hill. But the...

On Being Witness To Extraordinary History

Gov. Chris Gregoire | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gov. Chris Gregoire

We have few occasions in life to be witness to extraordinary history. This is one of those days. Today same-sex couples in Washington are getting married under a law approved by the voters. The voters have told all our families that they are equal under the law.

Same-Sex Couples Begin Marrying In Washington

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

SEATTLE — Scores of same-sex couples crowded Seattle City Hall for a day of wedding ceremonies on Sunday, the first day they could marry after t...

PHOTOS: Washington's First Same-Sex Couples Apply For Marriage Licenses

Joe Mirabella | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Mirabella

It was incredible to see so many couples, each with their own history of waiting for this moment to come. Some, like Jane and Pete-e, and John and Stuart, have been waiting a life time. This moment could not come soon enough.

Washington Starts Issuing Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE and MANUEL VALDES | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

SEATTLE — Hundreds of same-sex couples across Washington state started picking up marriage licenses Thursday as a voter-approved law legalizing ...

What It Means for Voters to Have Our Backs

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh A. Goodman

I deeply appreciate the voters in these four states standing up for what is right. It is nice to know that, were I living in the states that affirmed marriage equality, I would have the same rights as everybody else.

Washington United For Marriage Launches Groundbreaking Facebook Tool To Get Out The Vote

Scott Wooledge | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Wooledge

The folks working to get the Washington electorate to approve Referendum 74, which affirms the right of LGBT couples to marry, have found a unique and groundbreaking way to harness Facebook to power their Get Out the Vote operation.

Anti-Gay-Marriage Lie Number 2

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thalia Zepatos

Of all the lies that anti-gay campaigns are airing to scare voters away from supporting marriage equality, the most absurd is the claim that marriage doesn't really matter -- or shouldn't matter -- for committed gay couples.

Anti-Gay-Marriage Lie Number 1

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thalia Zepatos

One of the anti-marriage-equality ads in Maine splashes these dire outcomes across the screen: "Fired. Sued. Fined. Punished." In it, a spokesman for Maine's 2009 campaign to repeal the freedom to marry, a school guidance counselor, claims, "They tried to get me fired."

WATCH: Gay Vet Talks Marriage Proposal

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

Washington United For Marriage, which supports same-sex marriage, posted a series of videos called "Why Marriage Matters." One such video tells the st...

Gay Marriage Put On Hold In Key State

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington's gay marriage law was blocked from taking effect Wednesday, as opponents filed more than 200,000 signatures seeking...

Oregon Mayor: Washington Is 'Latest State To Transition To Sodom And Gomorrah' For Gay Marriage Approval

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An Oregon mayor is apologizing after slamming neighboring Washington for becoming the latest U.S. state to approve same- marriage. As The La Grand...

Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal In Washington

The Huffington Post | Todd | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home

Yesterday, Washington became the seventh state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage, as Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the necessary bill into law....

The Marriage Problem

Lance Brister | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lance Brister

I have trouble committing to a decision about which doughnut to get, so not being able to wed has been a convenient cop-out when it comes to the ultimate commitment. But now that the tide is changing, what are commitmentphobes supposed to do? Get married?

Gay Marriage Showdowns Loom In Key States

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

With a flurry of coast-to-coast developments this week, same-sex marriage is back in the political spotlight and likely to remain there through Electi...

What Washingtonians (And the Rest of Us) Can Do to Help Make Marriage Equality a Reality

Brody Brown | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brody Brown

If you agree with Governor Chris Gregoire that "it is time" to legalize gay marriage and that "it's the right thing to do," there are several ways you can help make the prospect of marriage equality in Washington a reality, whether or not you actually reside in the state.

Amanda Terkel

Courts Aren't Buying That Gays Are Harassing Anti-Gay Activists | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2008, the owners of a Sacramento ice cream parlor donated thousands of dollars to support Proposition 8, which would ban marriage equ...