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Both Sides Now Seek Summary Judgment in Arlene’s Flowers Case

Lawyers for Washington state and a same-sex couple have told a Benton County Superior Court judge that businesses in the state can't discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

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Not Looking to Rosy as Consumer Protection Lawsuit is Filed Against Richland Florist

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a florist who refused to provide wedding flowers to a same-sex couple.

The complaint was filed in Benton County on Tuesday against Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers and Gifts in Richland

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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

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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 marriage licenses

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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

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Marriage Certificate Options for Traditional, Same-sex Couples

New approved form retains “bride” and “groom” and adds gender-neutral option

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Revisions to Washington’s marriage certificate to conform with the new same-sex marriage law gives couples a full range of options — gender-neutral or gender-specific terms. The new

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Marriage Equality Vote Means Marriage, Divorce Certificates Must Change

Public hearing Nov. 28 for comments on changes in gender-specific terms.

The Department of Health is seeking comments from the public on proposed changes in gender-specific terms for Washington’s marriage and divorce certificates in response to the new same-sex marriage law that takes effect on December 6.

A public hearing will be held at 8 a.m., Wednesday, November 28, at 310 Israel Road SE, R

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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

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Bloomberg to Spend $500,000 of His Own Money on Gay Marriage Campaigns

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he'll spend $500,000 of his personal fortune on gay marriage campaigns in Maine, Minnesota and Washington state to help them raise an equal amount

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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

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