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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.

12/03/2012

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R-74 Supporters Declare Victory

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.

CBS Seattle–11/07/2012

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Bill Gates Gives $500K To Gay Marriage Cause

Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $500,000 to the campaign to uphold the state’s gay marriage law.

CBS Seattle–10/23/2012

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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.”

10/11/2012

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Seattle Churches Plan Gospel Concert for Marriage Equality

Six choirs representing different communities of faith around Puget Sound are singing for marriage equality in one concert on Sunday, October 14.

09/28/2012

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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.

09/12/2012

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Anti-Gay Marriage Donation Website Still Illegal

The 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.

09/04/2012

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Bezos Joins Billionaires In Gay Marriage Donations

Amazon.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.

07/27/2012

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Referendum 74 Qualifies To Be On Ballot This November

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A referendum on gay marriage in Washington state has qualified for the ballot. The secretary of state’s office announced Tuesday that Referendum 74 passed the signature-verification process that has been taking […]

CBS Seattle–06/13/2012

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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.

05/29/2012