same sex marriage

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...
Referendum 73 Filed To Overturn Same Sex Marriage Law
Challengers of Washington’s newly signed gay-marriage bill have filed a referendum challenge.  Less than four hours after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law the bill authorizing civil marriage for same-sex couples, SB6239, Joseph Backholm of Preserve Marriage Washington fil…
Gov. Gregorie Signs Historic Legislation
Before hundreds of marriage equality advocates and supporters, Gov. Chris Gregoire today signed historic legislation that makes Washington the 7th state in the nation to allow same-sex couples to marry.
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Bells Ring For Same Sex Marriages In Washington
Many gay couples in the state are already talking about getting married under the state's new same sex marriage law...but planning a traditional wedding might not be so easy. Same sex couples in Washington might feel like they've already overcome the biggest obstacle, but now they hav…