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Families

Look Out Washington Gays -Speak Now Or You May Be Accidentally Married

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 5:22 PM February 18, 2014
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Thousands of same-sex couples will be married by the state of Washington without their knowledge or consent unless they act before June 30.

Discrimination

Judicial Conduct Commission Admonishes Judge Who Refuses To Perform Same-Sex Marriages

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:27 PM October 9, 2013
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Washington State Judge Gary Tabor, who refuses to officiate at same-sex marriages, has been “admonished” by the Judicial Conduct Commission for his blatant discrimination.

Jean Ann Esselink

New Civil Rights Movement Writer To Wed

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:52 PM December 6, 2012
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The New Civil Rights Movement’s contributing writer Stuart Wilber, and his long-time partner, renowned artist John Breitweiser, have announced they plan to be among the first of the same-sex couples to be married in Washington State.

Actions

Dan Savage Asks You To Say ‘Straight Up Thanks’ To Straight Allies Of Marriage Equality

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:19 PM November 14, 2012
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Dan Savage has introduced a new campaign to thank the straight allies who helped in the marriage equality fight. Is there someone you would like to thank?

Civil Rights

Widowed GOP Lawmaker: How Could I Deny Anyone The “Incredible Bond” Of Marriage I Had?

by David Badash ● 4:54 PM February 9, 2012
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Washington Rep. Maureen Walsh stood in the middle of hundreds and asked, “how could I deny anyone the right to have that incredible bond with another individual?”

Civil Rights

Watch: Washington State Senate Votes Yes On Marriage Equality

by David Badash ● 9:51 AM February 2, 2012
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At 7:58 PM local time tonight last night, the Washington State Senate passed a same-sex marriage equality bill by a higher than anticipated 28-21 margin. See our full story from last night for details.

Civil Rights

Gay Marriage: Washington State Will Be The Next To Get Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 10:46 AM January 24, 2012
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The state of Washington will be the next state to deliver the right of same-sex civil marriage equality to its 6.8 million citizens.