On Sunday, December 9, three days after Washington state’s Referendum 74 takes effect, Seattle City Hall will be open between 12:00pm – 5:00pm for same-sex couples to have wedding ceremonies. To celebrate this momentous occasion, A Wedding Reception For All will be hosted at The Historic Paramount Theatre, on this Historic Day!
Couples, families and friends are encourage to come to The Paramount for this public and FREE reception party to join in a celebratory champagne toast, entertainment, fun, and – what is a wedding reception without cake and desserts. Details are still being finalized, but SAVE THE DATE, as it is sure to be a great day!
The reception will begin at 6:00pm. Check the STG website for more details.
R-74 presented the question to voters whether to approve or reject a state law legalizing same-sex marriage, which legislators passed earlier this year. That law was signed by Gov. Chris Gregoire in February, but was put on hold pending the election.
With 53 percent of voters approving the law, Washington joined Maine and Maryland as the first three states to approve gay marriage with a popular vote. The laws in Maryland and Maine will not take effect until January.
Six other states – New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont – and the District of Columbia already allow gay marriage, but their laws were enacted either by lawmakers or court rulings.
The Paramount Theatre is located at:
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101