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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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November 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Free cake at Cupcake Royale to celebrate marriage equality

Cupcake Royale, the Capitol Hill bakeshop that raised more than $7,000 to help get Referendum 74 passed, is offering a free slice of what it’s calling “the World’s Biggest Rainbow Cake in the shape of Washington State” at 3 p.m. today. Same-sex marriage was approved in Washington state this week, something owner Jody Hall…

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November 7, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Same-sex marriage campaign declares victory

Washington United for Marriage, the campaign seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in our state, has crunched the numbers and is declaring victory in Tuesday night’s election for Referendum 74. With hundreds of thousands of ballots still to be counted, the measure is currently ahead 52 to 48. Meanwhile, the opposing campaign, Preserve Marriage Washington, is More

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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 7:56 PM

At the Reject R-74 campaign headquarters: Waiting for the party to begin

It’s quiet so far at the Reject Referendum 74 election-night party, being held at campaign headquarters in the Newberry Square strip mall in Lynnwood. A few volunteers have trickled in, gathering around the veggie and fruit trays, cupcakes and a Crock Pot full of meatballs. A few others are a few doors down…

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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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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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June 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Adam Smith rolls out bill to give military benefits to same-sex spouses

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Adam Smith of Tacoma is proposing that the Pentagon change the definition of spouse to include same-sex couples, thereby allowing legally married gays and lesbians to collect military benefits. Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, on Thursday introduced a bill to essentially exempt the Department of Defense and the…

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