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Referendum 74

This Is What Marriage Equality Looks Like

Posted 12.06.2012 | Weddings

For hundreds of same-sex Washington couples wanting to tie the knot, December 6th marked a watershed moment. Marriage licenses were issued to gay a...

Washington Starts Issuing Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE and MANUEL VALDES | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

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

WATCH: Fox News Pundit Fears 'Anthropological Change' In Washington After Gay Marriage Vote

Posted 11.29.2012 | Gay Voices

It's been less than a month since Washington state's historic marriage equality victory, but a number of conservative pundits have yet to come to term...

Same Love: Rejoicing Two Big Wins on Election Night

Macklemore | Posted 01.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Macklemore

There are a couple things on the 2012 ballot that carried a lot of weight for me: the presidential election and Washington State's Referendum 74 legalizing same sex marriage were personally significant.

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...

What It Means for Voters to Have Our Backs

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay 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 State Approves Gay Marriage (UPDATE)

Posted 11.07.2012 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: Officials from Washington United for Marriage (WUM) declared a 52 to 48 percent win for Referendum 74 on Nov. 7. "This is an historic day ...

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

Scott Wooledge | Posted 01.05.2013 | Gay 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.

Ad That Warns Of Gay Marriage Taught In Schools Only Half True

Seattle Times | Lornet Turnbull | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

The Claim: A television ad by opponents of same-sex marriage claims that if Referendum 74 is approved, "same-sex marriage could be taught" in Washingt...

President Obama: Approve Referendum 74

Joe Mirabella | Posted 12.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

The president endorsed Referendum 74 in a statement by Press Secretary Paul Bell, "While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measur...

Lila Shapiro

Catholic Church Giving More Than $1 Million To Fight Gay Marriage, Human Rights Campaign Reports

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Continuing its efforts to fight same-sex marriage in four ballot measures around the United States, the Catholic Church is now the top donor to the ca...

Same-Sex Marriage Backed By Surprising Group In Washington State

Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

A surprising new group will reportedly announce their support of same-sex marriage in Washington state this week. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer no...

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

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay 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!

Amazon's Founder Pledges $2.5 Million In Support Of Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 09.26.2012 | Gay Voices

SEATTLE — Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced a gift Friday of $2.5 million to the campaign to defend Washing...

Bill Gates & Steve Ballmer Write Huge Check For Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology

Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer are coughing up a bit of cash for marriage equality. According to the Associated Press, Gates, the co-founder of Micro...

Anti-Gay Marriage Measure Qualifies For Ballot

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Washington State's same-sex marriage law is headed back into the hands of voters. The Associated Press reports that Referendum 74, an anti-gay mar...

Seattle's Catholic Cathedral Opts Out Of Anti-Gay Marriage Petition Drive

Posted 04.18.2012 | Religion

From The National Catholic Reporter By Dan Morris-Young If the referendum campaign to block Washington state's recently passed law authorizing sam...