Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state, which now joins several other states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.
Ten same-sex couples were selected in a lottery on Monday to receive some of the first licenses issued under the new Washington state law allowing gay marriage.
To celebrate Seattle’s first same sex marriages, Seattle’s Paramount Theatre is hosting a FREE reception on Sunday, December 9 with entertainment, fun and wedding cake!
King County Executive Dow Constantine will open the county Recorder’s Office in Seattle early — just after midnight — on Dec. 6 to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Supporters of gay marriage in Washington state are declaring victory, saying there’s no way opponents can prevail as votes continue to trickle in on Referendum 74.
Washington state’s most expensive election year in history neared its grand finale Tuesday, with voters deciding who to choose in one of the country’s most competitive governor’s races and whether to legalize marijuana and gay marriage — two initiatives that have been backed by big money and names.
Marijuana legalization, gay marriage and a Republican governor are just three of the five major issues with this year’s election.
Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $500,000 to the campaign to uphold the state’s gay marriage law.
The campaign to uphold the state’s gay marriage law raised $2.8 million in cash contributions over the past six weeks.
Referendum 74 asks people to either approve or reject the state’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage. That law, passed earlier this year, is on hold pending next month’s vote.