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November 6, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Gregoire: Same-sex marriage “the civil rights issue of this generation”

(Video by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

At a party celebrating the early lead of Ref. 74, more than a thousand people packed a ballroom and hallway.

They cheered as Gov. Christine Gregoire credited her daughter and son in law for changing her mind on same-sex marriage.

“They told me this was the civil rights issue of this generation,” she said.

She said that with the passage of same-sex marriage measures in Maryland and Maine, as well, that it was just a matter of time before same-sex marriage would be legal nationwide.

“This is our civil rights movement of today,” Gregoire said.

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