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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. Click to view full-size map. 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…


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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 7:17 PM

Gay marriage ahead in other states

Very early election results show voters approving same-sex marriage in Maine and Maryland and rejecting a constitutional ban against it in Minnesota. With less than a third of ballots counted in all three states, The Huffington Post and CNN both show election results favoring gay marriage. The states were among four with same-sex ballot measures. Results on Washington’s Referendum…


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November 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM

42 attorneys object to state bar association’s support of Ref. 74

More than 40 members of the Washington State Bar Association have signed a letter asking the organization’s board of governors to publicly revoke its endorsement of Referendum 74, the statewide same-sex marriage ballot measure, saying such support violates the organization’s bylaws. In an Oct. 17 letter, the 42 attorneys also demanded the organization refund or…


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November 1, 2012 at 7:44 AM

KING 5 poll: governor’s race down to the wire

A new poll for KING 5 finds the governor’s race a dead heat as Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna enter their final days of campaigning. With just five days to go until votes are counted, the poll found Inslee with 47 percent support and McKenna with 46 percent, with 7 percent undecided. That’s well within the survey’s…


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October 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Obama endorses yes vote on gay marriage in Washington state

President Obama is weighing in with support for Referendum 74, which would legalize gay marriage in Washington state. Through a spokesman, the president urged voters to vote yes on the measure. “While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the president believes in treating everyone fairly and equally, with dignity…


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October 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Seattle Times Co. launches ad campaigns for McKenna and gay marriage, draws criticism

Post updated at 1:20 p.m. with comments from journalism and political experts. The Seattle Times Co. jumped directly into two of the state’s hottest political contests Wednesday, launching an $80,000 independent-expenditure campaign promoting Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and announcing a similar effort in support of the referendum to legalize gay marriage. The company’s move — which…


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October 11, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Former Catholic priests announce support for same-sex marriage

A group of 63 former Roman Catholic priests spoke out Thursday in support of Referendum 74, the November ballot measure that will ask voters to approve or reject Washington’s same-sex marriage law. The former priests, some with as many of 43 years of service and all now married, are all members of local parishes. Pat Callahan, a…


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October 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Santorum in Washington to raise money for gay-marriage opponents

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum Following a stop in Spokane on Tuesday, Rick Santorum, former U.S. senator and presidential candidate, is scheduled to be at the Bellevue Hyatt on Wednesday to raise money for the campaign that opposes same-sex marriage in Washington. The Family Policy Institute of Washington is hosting Santorum’s visit. FPIW is…


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October 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM

New poll: Three of four statewide initiatives in plus territory

Washington voters appear to like three statewide initiatives — gay marriage, marijuana legalization and tax limitations — enough to put all three measures on the November ballot in positive territory, according to the latest KING TV SurveyUSA poll. The poll shows support for Referendum 74 (approving same-sex marriage) at 55  percent, for approving the tax measure,…


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