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Category: Same-sex marriage
January 14, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Off to a rocky start: Dems see state Senate prayer as swipe at same-sex marriage

The first day of the state Senate’s 2013 session got off to a rocky start Monday after the opening prayer included what some saw as a reference to same-sex marriage. As part of his invocation, Jon Sanne of Olympia’s Calvary Chapel expressed that marriage be strengthened “as You ordained it for our good…


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December 10, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: gay marriage poll, Adam Smith, Cory Booker rising

Good morning. Big weekend for gay marriage in Washington state. So, what do voters across the country think about gay marriage? A new poll reported in Politico says a plurality — not a majority – of Americans favor gay marriage. The Times’ Carol Ostrom reported Saturday about people in our state who voted against…


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December 6, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Marilyn McKenna: ‘Get the hell out of people’s bedrooms”

Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna opposed same-sex marriage on religious grounds during his unsuccessful bid for governor this year, but his wife, Marilyn, has a different view. As hundreds of same-sex couples lined up to legally obtain marriage licenses for the first time Wednesday, Marilyn McKenna took to Twitter to broadcast her support for gay…


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December 5, 2012 at 11:22 AM

King County expects hundreds of same-sex couples, ‘festive atmosphere’ tonight

King County officials are preparing for hundreds of same-sex couples to descend on their downtown Seattle administration building to get marriage licenses as soon as same-sex marriage becomes legal at 12:01 a.m. The line will start forming outside the building, at 500 4th Ave., sometime before 10 p.m., when officials say they will…


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December 5, 2012 at 6:40 AM

Wednesday politics: Jimmy Carter and 47 percent, no Hillary in 2013, Patty Murray

Good Morning. Former President¬† Carter crowing: Former President Jimmy Carter knows a thing or two about winning and losing national presidential contests. And, sure, there is a bit of grandfatherly smug oozing through his pores. But Carter told MSNBC he thinks the turning point in the recent election came when his grandson, James, contributed to…


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December 3, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Eastside suburbs joined Seattle in strong approval of gay marriage referendum

Support for Washington’s historic measure legalizing gay marriage was strongest in Seattle, but carried across Lake Washington throughout most of the Eastside suburbs. A Seattle Times analysis of precinct vote totals shows intense support inside the city of Seattle – with approval of Referendum 74 reaching a high mark of 94 percent in the Capitol…


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November 9, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: impressive youth vote, gay marriage pertinent dates, Hillary 2016, women of the Senate

Good Morning. Happy Friday. So much hand wringing about the youth vote: To all those who grumbled¬† — guilty as charged — that younger voters were not as fired up this election season as they might have been in 2008, pshaw to all of that. Younger voters, those roughly 18-29, turned out in the same numbers…


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November 6, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Reject R-74 campaign: ‘We’ll have to see how things go’

Only about a half-dozen people are left at the Election Night party for Reject R-74, the same-sex marriage measure. The mood had steadily grown quieter and more subdued as the night wore on, and it became apparent that the reject side was not going to take the lead for the night. The signs and banners have…


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November 6, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Throngs on Capitol Hill partying at 10th and Pike

Update: 11:05 p.m. Just before 11 p.m., a marching band showed up on Capitol Hill, pulling the crowd away from the dance music. Then, from a few doors down, someone began blaring Fleetwod Mac’s “Don’t Stop”, and the crowd peeled away from the marching band. At the center of the throng was a double-decker pro-gay marriage sign, with…


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November 6, 2012 at 10:17 PM

State Sen. Ed Murray: ‘We celebrate the belief that all familes should be treated fairly’

(Video by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) During an emotional speech at a party in support of same-sex marriage, which was leading in initial returns, State Sen. Ed Murray, who is openly gay, said the celebration was not a victory of one set of Washingtonians over another. “Instead, we celebrate the belief that all…


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