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Washington Same Sex Marriage

Judge: Florist Illegally Refused To Provide Flowers For Same-Sex Wedding

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

A judge in Washington state ruled Wednesday that a florist's refusal to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding violated the state anti-discrimination law...

The 12 Best Wedding Moments Of 2012

Posted 12.14.2012 | Weddings

Instead of ho-hum toasts and routine entertainment, these weddings brought us Broadway-caliber flash mobs, superstar wedding singers and intricately choreographed dances.

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.

LOOK: Washington's Best Photo Of Marriage Equality

Sarah Medina | Posted 12.08.2012 | Good News

This is what marriage equality looks like. Reddit user Deesnuttzz posted this amazing picture of a bearded couple applying for a marriage license ...

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.

How To Plan A Gay Wedding In Washington

Posted 11.09.2012 | Weddings

Yesterday we gave you the run-down on planning a same-sex wedding in Maryland and Maine. You were quick to point out that, as of Thursday, gay Washing...

We Won! But Our Work Is Not Done

Joe Mirabella | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Mirabella

I have never felt prouder to live in the state of Washington, but it is not enough for me to know that my state treats my family equally. I want every LGBT person in the world to be able to live a life of dignity, respect and equal treatment under the law.

INTERACTIVE RESULTS: Gay Marriage On The Ballot In 4 States

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Voters in four states cast ballots on marriage equality. Refresh this page for the latest results. Also on HuffPost:...

Marijuana Legalization, Gay Marriage Emerge Hot Ballot Measures

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

By DAVID CRARY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes ...

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.

From Small Town To Big Stage: A Republican Legislator Embraces Marriage Equality | Julie Gunter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: This story originally appeared on In countless living rooms across Washington, state Rep. Maureen Walsh from Walla Walla has bee...

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."

Washington Gay Marriage Fight Has Money, 'Daunting' Odds

Religion News Service | Jeff Mapes | Posted 10.12.2012 | Religion

SEATTLE (RNS) In the headquarters of Washington United for Marriage, a large collage displays a list of the high-powered sponsors backing the ballot-m...

Freedom To Marry: The Moral And Spiritual Arc Of Inclusion?

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert V. Taylor

The radiant promise of freedom and human rights that drew me to the United States in 1980 will become brighter when the voters of Washington affirm that freedom includes the freedom to marry. It will be a celebration of the moral and spiritual arc that always bends toward inclusion!

Is Marriage Equality Inevitable?

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

Ultimately, to secure the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide, intervention by federal courts is necessary. But if our pleas are to be successfully heard by sympathetic judges, we must expand the patchwork of states recognizing same-sex marriage to the greatest degree possible.

Washington Methodist Minister: Gay Marriage Is 'The Right Thing To Do'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Methodist minister is joining the chorus of voices speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage in Washington state. Rev. Melvin Woodworth and his...

State Poll Shows Bright Prospects For Legalized Gay Marriage, Marijuana

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

June 21 (Reuters) - Washington state residents are leaning toward allowing same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana for recreational use ahead of ...

Religious Conservatives Seek To Overcome Washington's Secular Bent To Ban Gay Marriage

Religion News Service | Tracy Simmons | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion

SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Conservatives in Washington state claimed victory this month by collecting double the signatures needed to send the state's same-...

WATCH: My Grandparents Support Marriage Equality

Jacob Reitan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jacob Reitan


Gregoire Appealed To Christie On Contentious Issue

Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) reached out to Chris Christie last month on the issue of same-sex marriage, offering to discuss the issue with the ...

Today, Washington State Is A Better Place

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

In my seven-year tenure as governor of the great state of Washington, yesterday was one of the best. That's when I signed the bill providing marriage equality for all Washingtonians, and it is the day when our state said, quite simply, that love is love.

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....

Marriage Equality Progress Must Continue

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

I am incredibly proud to congratulate Washington State Representative Pedersen and Senator Murray on the day Governor Gregoire signed the bill into law, and welcome them into the next stage of the fight for marriage equality.

Gay Marriage Advances Could Lead To Backlash

Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

By Nicole Neroulias SEATTLE--As gay couples and their supporters cheered the Washington state Senate's unexpectedly swift and decisive passage of a...