And the video contest winner is…

In July, we came to all of you, asking you to submit a short video explaining why marriage matters to you. We received 60 submissions from people all over the state, from all walks of life, each providing a valuable addition to the story of this campaign.

It was a difficult picking just three finalists, but we did. One was Sonya Marinoni of Bainbridge Island, happy that her daughter could marry her partner in New York, but hoping that after November, other parents can see their children marry here.  And also Nathan Tedrow of Seattle who volunteers for the campaign and made a heartfelt case for the freedom to marry.

But when the votes were counted — and it was very close — the winner was the Flentke-Terry family of Vancouver who were introduced to viewers by eight-year-old Emma. ¬†Check out all three here: