referendum 74

Same Sex Wedding Started to Ring Sunday
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Same-sex couples in Washington state started taking their wedding vows Sunday on the first day they could marry after the state's new voter-approved law allowing gay marriage took effect this week.
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples picked up their marriage licenses …
Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples Issued
SEATTLE (AP) — Nearly 400 marriage licenses had been issued to gay couples in Seattle by noon Thursday, just 12 hours after the state of Washington began allowing gay marriages.
King County opened the doors to its auditor's office in Seattle just after midnight to start distributing marria…
First Washington State Same Sex Marriage Licenses to be Issued
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Ten same-sex couples were selected in a lottery Monday to receive some of the first licenses issued under the new Washington state law allowing gay marriage.
Thurston County Auditor Kim Wyman held the lottery involving 15 couples that sought to receive their license at 12:01 a..…
Washington State Approves Gay Marriage
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote.
Voter returns released since election night show Referendum 74 has maintained its lead of 52 percent...
Referendum 74 Passing with Over 52 Percent Approval
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Supporters of gay marriage in Washington state say they're in a "very strong position," with early returns showing voters narrowly approving same-sex marriage in the state, and voters passing similar measures in Maine and Maryland...
Yakima Bishop Delivered Message to Reject Referendum 74
Yakima Bishop Joseph Tyson delivered a message to catholic parishioners on Saturday and Sunday that marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman and that Referendum 74 should be rejected by voters in the November election. The referendum would redefine marriage in Washington as a contract betwee…
Preserve Marriage Washington Filed Court Challenge
Preserve Marriage Washington, sponsors of Referendum 74, have filed a court challenge to the Attorney General's Office ballot title for their proposal, which would set up a statewide vote this fall on the state's newly adopted law permitting civil marriage for same-sex couples...