Same Sex Marriage
Same-sex couples in Washington state began reciting wedding vows at events across the state Sunday, December 9, the first day they could marry after the state’s gay marriage law took effect.
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.
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.
The Edgewater – Seattle’s only true luxury waterfront hotel – is over the rainbow to introduce their “Plunge With Pride” wedding package for gay and lesbian couples planning to wed in Washington since, Referendum 74 has passed, legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.
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.
This has been the year of big names and big money for Washington’s election. A record $157 million has poured into state-level races, including funds from Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Rick Steves and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
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.