Counties Set to Provide Same-Sex Marriage Licenses 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.
R-74 Supporters Declare VictorySupporters 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.
Bill Gates Gives $500K To Gay Marriage CauseBill and Melinda Gates have donated $500,000 to the campaign to uphold the state's gay marriage law.
Nordstrom Announces Support of Gay Marriage The Seattle-based company sent out an email Thursday morning to its 56,000 employees, saying "is our belief that our gay and lesbian employees are entitled to the same rights and protections marriage provides under the law as all other employees."
Seattle Churches Plan Gospel Concert for Marriage EqualitySix choirs representing different communities of faith around Puget Sound are singing for marriage equality in one concert on Sunday, October 14.
Gay Marriage Supporters Raised $1.7M in August According to filings posted this week, Washington United for Marriage has raised a total of $7.4 million in its campaign, compared to the more than $525,000 raised by Preserve Marriage Washington, which is trying to overturn the new law.
Anti-Gay Marriage Donation Website Still IllegalThe group seeking to overturn Washington's gay marriage law has changed its website instructions to churches that want to raise money for the effort, but state campaign finance officials say that the language is still not in compliance with state law.
Bezos Joins Billionaires In Gay Marriage DonationsAmazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced a gift Friday of $2.5 million to the campaign to defend Washington's same-sex marriage law.
Referendum 74 Qualifies To Be On Ballot This November
Social Issues Part of WA Governor's Race Debate Gay marriage in Washington state is all but certain to be decided by voters in November, but the state's gubernatorial candidates will be offsetting each other's votes on whether to uphold the new law approving same-sex unions.