Two by two, dozens of same-sex couples obtained their marriage licenses in Washington state early Thursday, just hours after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage.
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.
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.
Marijuana legalization, gay marriage and a Republican governor are just three of the five major issues with this year’s election.
The group fighting to overturn Washington’s gay marriage law started running its first TV ads in the state on Thursday.
The state’s campaign finance watchdog says the state’s Catholic churches can’t collect donations from parishioners for the campaign seeking to overturn the state’s gay marriage law.
Opponents of gay marriage said Wednesday they have reached the number of signatures needed to qualify a proposed referendum seeking to overturn a new law legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state, and that they may turn them in as early as next Tuesday, June 5.