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June 20, 2014 at 1:23 PM

DelBene challenger Celis downplays personal views on abortion and gay marriage

Republican Pedro Celis is trying to keep the focus on Obamacare and the economy in his bid to unseat first-term Democratic Rep. Suzan DelBene this year. But at a GOP candidate forum Thursday night at an Everett restaurant, Celis was reminded that some conservative Republicans also care deeply about social issues, including abortion and…

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January 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

McKenna appears to show support for Obamacare during Gregoire speech

Note:¬†This post has been updated with a response from Dan Sytman, a spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office. Outgoing Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna, who joined a lawsuit against President Obama’s healthcare overhaul, appeared to show support for the law during Gov. Chris Gregoire’s farewell speech Tuesday. McKenna’s gesture was small — he stood up, along with…

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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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Comments | More in Same-sex marriage, State Legislature | Topics: ed murray, gay marriage, Kevin Ranker

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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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, Same-sex marriage | Topics: gay marriage, Jay Inslee, Marilyn McKenna

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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Comments | More in Same-sex marriage | Topics: Cameron Satterfield, dow constantine, gay marriage

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 19, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: E. Washington county backs gay marriage, GOP soul-searching

Good Morning. Gay marriage: Washington voters affirmed Referendum 74, thereby retaining a law that legalizes gay marriage in Washington. The county-by-county results revealed a voting pattern that might be expected. The counties approving of gay marriage were located in the western half of the state. Until now. Whitman County, home of Washington State…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: gay marriage, legislature, todd akins

November 16, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: gay weddings at City Hall, Seattle mayor’s race, Inslee up by 73,000 votes

Good Morning. Happy Friday. Gay marriage in Washington: Local politicians are doing their part to make sure gay weddings can occur in our state as soon as the new law allows. Passage of Referendum 74 means gay marriages will be possible in Washington in early December. King County Executive Dow Constantine said he will take the More

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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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