Press Releases 

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Washington Is First in the Nation, Both in Final Vote Tally & In Nuptials, Which Begin on Sunday

While Washington, Maryland and Maine all won their ballot fights allowing same-sex marriage, Washington will be the first to issue marriage licenses to couples beginning tomorrow.  At the same time, the final vote tally shows Washington with the largest margin of victory at 7.4%. The final vote shows R74 winning by 53.7% to 46.3%. Tomorrow, [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, November 8th, 2012

WUM Statement following PMW Concession of Loss

Washington United for Marriage campaign manager Zach Silk issued the following statement in response to the concession by opponents that R74 will be approved and the state’s bipartisan marriage law protected: “This is an historic day for Washington, an historic day for our country and, most of all, for families across the state who have [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Governor, Business, Faith, Equality Leaders, and Families Hail Certain Passage of R74 & Freedom to Marry in WA

Gov. Christine Gregoire, the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, faith leaders and Sen. Ed Murray and Reps. Jamie Pedersen and Laurie Jenkins, who spearheaded the legislative marriage battle, joined Washington United for Marriage (WUM) in heralding the certain victory on Referendum 74 and the freedom to marry in Washington State. “This has been an incredible [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Declares Victory!

Referendum 74 Approved!  After crunching numbers throughout the night, Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition which built an historic statewide campaign, from a record-setting donor base to an unprecedented GOTV effort, all to defend the freedom to marry, today announced that Referendum 74 will be approved by voters. “This is a clear win,” [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Extended Family Support and Celebrate Marriage, Wish Same for Gay Family Member in New Washington United for Marriage Ad

Today Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to defend the state’s bipartisan marriage law and approve Referendum 74, released a new ad validating the multi-generational support statewide for the freedom to marry and approving Referendum 74. Surrounded by three generations of family, Federal Way parents Merle and Barbara Smith-Mosel talk about their [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Washington United for Marriage: Historic Statewide Faith Support for R74, Final Sunday Faith Ballot Walk to Culminate Broad Effort

With 115 endorsing congregations, more than 450 supportive faith leaders and organizations, and 1,000 Catholics who signed onto full-page ads in favor of Referendum 74 that would affirm the state’s bipartisan marriage law, Washington United for Marriage (WUM) announced a final Seattle faith walk to demonstrate the breadth and depth of its faith base. On [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Releases New Ad Featuring Son Advocating For His Mothers’ Freedom to Marry

Jeff DeGroot, a third-year law student at the University of Washington, describes himself as a “regular guy” who played sports, got good grades and grew up with his two moms as his role models.  In a new ad released today by Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to approve Referendum 74, DeGroot talks directly with viewers about [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Facebook Tool Lets Friends Urge Friends to Vote Approve R74

A new GOTV tool enables WUM's Facebook fans to make sure their Facebook friends vote.

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Bipartisan Support: 184 Former & Current Elected Officials Endorse Referendum 74

Former Republican governor and US Senator Dan Evans today endorsed Referendum 74, joining 184 other federal, state and municipal elected officials.

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Releases TV “Bandwagon” Ad Showcasing Support for Referendum 74 & Freedom to Marry

In a new, statewide television ad launched today entitled “Bandwagon” that showcases the broad and deep support for Referendum 74 that crosses party, generational and geographic lines, Washington United for Marriage (WUM) makes the case for defending the state’s bipartisan marriage law and the freedom to marry. The ad features a wide cross section of [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

New Washington United for Marriage Ad Features Parents Longing for Gay Son’s Ability to Marry

In a new ad released today by Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to defend the state’s bipartisan marriage law, a mother and father from Renton, talk about the strong connection between happiness and marriage in their family, and their hopes that some day their gay son can get married. The video [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Social Media Experts Decry Opponent’s Facebook Scam

Two social media experts who watch trends and monitor activity across multiple platforms and regularly comment and analyze both the best and worst of online behavior, today criticized Preserve Marriage Washington (PMW) for artificially inflating its Facebook fan base. Yesterday, Washington United for Marriage revealed that there were four inexplicable and huge surges in PMW’s [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

PMW’s Facebook Scam

Sudden spikes in “Like” numbers, international “Favorite Cities” suggest false, inflated fan base. Opponents are apparently buying "likes" to create an inflated online community much larger than they actually have.

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, October 29th, 2012

Education Leaders Slam New Anti-R74 Ad: Untruthful Fear Mongering

Education, legislative and family advocates today struck back at a new TV ad by opponents of Referendum 74 as misrepresenting what happens in Washington public schools, misrepresenting how legislation is made, and unnecessarily scaring voters about the bipartisan marriage law which has nothing to do with education or the public schools. In a new ad that opponents [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, October 29th, 2012

Washington United for Marriage: New “Schools” Ad by Opponents on R74 Is “Dead Wrong, Outdated” and Recycled from other Marriage States

In a memo sent statewide to media and other interested parties, Zach Silk, the campaign manager for Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to defend the state’s marriage law, lambasted opponent’s latest TV ad as “outdated” and “dead wrong.” The ad, entitled “Schools,” tells a seven-year-old story of David and Tonia Parker who sued [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, October 26th, 2012

“Our Opponents Have Reached a New Low” — Release Compares Horrible True Story to Lunch Meat

Medical Authorities Say Situation Not Uncommon Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the coalition working to approve Referendum 74, today decried an attack by opponents as a “new low” by referring to a lesbian couple’s real-life trauma featured in a television ad to lunch meat. At the same time, WUM released testimonials from two leading health [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Slams Opponents’ Flyer: More Scares & Distortions

Washington United for Marriage (WUM) today debunked yet another public flyer from opponents in a new marriagefactcheck.com.

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, October 25th, 2012

President Obama Endorses Referendum 74

 Statement by Washington United for Marriage Campaign Manager Zach Silk:  ”President Obama support for marriage reflects what’s happening in WA and across the country. As more people, and more voters, realize that only marriage fully protects and supports families, they move towards supporting marriage for same-sex couples and approving Referendum 74. “We’re now in the [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Washington State NAACP Endorses Referendum 74 & The Freedom to Marry

The Area Conference of the NAACP, which includes Washington State, announced today that it has endorsed Referendum 74, which affirms the bipartisan state law allowing same-sex couples to marry. “We are honored to have the endorsement of the NAACP, which has always championed justice, fairness and equality for everyone,” said WUM campaign manager Zach Silk. [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Salutes Signature Gifts From Mayor Bloomberg and Bill & Melinda Gates In Closing Days

Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to defend the state’s marriage law and approve Referendum 74, announced that the two significant and signature gifts from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Bill and Melinda Gates will help lead the campaign to victory in two weeks. Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg, a longtime advocate of [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Washington United for Marriage To Opponents: Stop Lying to Voters

A new TV ad by R74 opponents entitled "Examples" is nothing more than rehashing old stories designed simply to scare and confuse voters as they have done in every marriage battle at the ballot box.

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Bill and Melinda Gates Make $500,000 Gift to Approve Referendum 74

Bill and Melinda Gates have made a $500,000 donation to the effort to defend the state's bipartisan marriage law.

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, October 22nd, 2012

New Family Research Council Video Scares, Confuses Voters

A new marriagefactcheck.com on a five-minute video produced by the Washington, DC-based Family Research Council (FRC) which attempts to scare parents about same-sex marriage, using old stories that have been repeatedly discredited.

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, October 22nd, 2012

NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg Issues $250,000 Challenge to Washingtonians and Supporters of Marriage Equality

“The people of Washington State can support full equality for all Washington families by affirming marriage for everyone.” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced a $250,000 challenge grant to supporters of the coalition to win marriage for all Washington families, Washington United for Marriage. The challenge grant was issued as part of a [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Marriagefactcheck.com: PMW’s Repeat of Misinformation does not Make It Right or True

Washington United for Marriage, the broad coalition working to approve Referendum 74, today launched another marriagefactcheck.com on an op-ed penned by PMW’s Joseph Backholm which simply repeats the false and misleading claims around the freedom to marry designed to confuse and scare voters. “Our opponents clearly operate under the belief that repetition somehow turns misinformation and distortion [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Leading Family and Children Advocates Say Marriage & Referendum 74 Benefits Families

...More than 30 children and family advocacy organizations across the state have endorsed WUM’s work...

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, October 15th, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Condemns Harassment, But Notes Pervasive Political Tactic

Washington United for Marriage's campaign manager Zach Silk issued the following statement and set of facts after assertions by opponents that two of their supporters were victims of harassment.

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, October 15th, 2012

WUM to Opponents: Don’t Be Ridiculous — R 74 IS Good for Families & the Economy

Washington United for Marriage, the broad coalition working to approve Referendum 74, today chastised opponents for making a false business case in their effort to overturn the bipartisan marriage law that simply gives all loving couples the freedom to marry. With 488 business endorsements ranging from small, downtown shops to iconic Washington employers like Microsoft, [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, October 15th, 2012

Washington United For Marriage Releases TV Ad Focusing on Neighbors’ Evolving Views on the Freedom to Marry & Referendum 74

In a new WUM television ad, a pair of Seattle neighbors talk about getting to know the family next door and how that changed their view of the freedom to marry. The ad will run statewide on broadcast and cable.

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, October 12th, 2012

Tacoma City Council Endorses Referendum 74 and the Freedom to Marry

Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to defend the state’s bipartisan marriage law, today announced that the Tacoma City Council has approved a resolution offered by Mayor Marilyn Strickland and four council members urging Tacoma voters to approve Referendum 74. Put forward by Mayor Strickland and councilors Anders Ibsen, Jake Fey, Ryan [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Busted: Opponents of Referendum 74 Lay Out Old, Discredited Claims in Denying the Freedom to Marry in First Television Ad

 Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to approve Referendum 74 and defend the state’s marriage law, today slammed Preserve Marriage Washington for its television ad that lays out old, false and misleading claims about the freedom to marry.  “They are busted,” said WUM campaign manager Zach Silk. “There is nothing new here, [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Nordstrom Supports Freedom to Marry & Washington United Campaign to Approve Referendum 74

National Fashion Retailer Nordstrom Supports Freedom to Marry & Washington United Campaign to Approve Referendum 74  Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to defend the state’s bipartisan marriage law, today announced that Nordstrom, the national fashion specialty retailer, founded in Seattle in 1901, supports freedom to marry in an email it sent [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Marriagefactcheck.org: Bishops Latest Attack on Referendum 74 Both Inaccurate and Misleading

Sunday Bulletin Full of Errors and Scare Tactics Washington United for Marriage (WUM) launched yet another marriagefactcheck on the state’s bishops who continue to mislead and misrepresent Referendum 74 and the state’s bipartisan marriage law.  This week, the bishops released a lengthy insert to the church bulletin that is scheduled to be delivered to churches [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

National Republicans Stand Up to Rick Santorum Attacks; Say He Does Not Represent Washington or Conservative Values

Two national Republican leaders, Margaret Hoover and Meghan McCain, decry Santorum's harsh and hurtful rhetoric towards gay and lesbian people and their families that has marked his public career.

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, October 8th, 2012

Republican State Representative Speaks Out for Referendum 74 & the Freedom to Marry

With Rick Santorum scheduled to headline two fund raising events for opponents of the freedom to marry, a new TV ad by Washington United for Marriage (WUM) features a Washington state Republican who says, "allowing marriage for same-sex couples is a question of fundamental fairness."

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, October 5th, 2012

“Call To Pastors” Video: Old Claims Vs Real Facts

PMW releases 4-minute YouTube video Filled with Inaccuracies Washington United for Marriage, the broad coalition working to Approve Referendum 74, today released a new marriagefactcheck.com setting the record straight on a slew of innuendos and inaccuracies contained in a four-minute video produced by Preserve Marriage Washington (PMW) entitled “Call to Pastors”.   “There’s nothing new here — [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, October 4th, 2012

WUM to Opponents: Rescind Invitation to Rick Santorum

Noting that Rick Santorum has built his profile largely by degrading and insulting gay and lesbian Americans, Washington United for Marriage (WUM) called on Preserve Marriage Washington (PMW) and the Family Policy Institute of WA (FPI) to withdraw their invitation to him.  The former senator and presidential candidate is scheduled to headline two fund raising [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

College Campuses Statewide Form Leadership Teams to Support Washington United for Marriage & Approve Referendum 74

More than 24 universities and colleges now have student-led leadership teams which are driving a new level of campus involvement in defending the bipartisan marriage law and Referendum 74 through chapters of Students United for Marriage (SUM).  These SUM teams, which are expanding daily, will focus on voter registration, volunteer recruitment, broad outreach and GOTV [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, October 1st, 2012

New R74 TV Ads Underscore Role of Faith in the Freedom to Marry & Strong Protections of Religious Liberty in Bipartisan State Law

Two new television ads released today by Washington United for Marriage (WUM) — the coalition working to Approve Referendum 74  – feature faith leaders reiterating that the state’s bipartisan marriage law both protects religious liberty and the freedom to marry, while sharing the story of one minister’s journey towards embracing marriage for all loving couples.   In [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Faith Leaders Across Washington Gather To Endorse Referendum 74, and Support Bipartisan Marriage Law

SEATTLE: Today, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, leaders representing several faith traditions, including Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, Catholic and Protestant denominations, announced that nearly 300 faith leaders and organizations statewide have endorsed Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to approve Referendum 74 and defend the state’s bipartisan marriage law. Clergy from 15 different faith [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Marriagefactcheck.com Challenges Broad Assertions in Televised Debate on R74

marriagefactcheck.com challenges recent assertions made by Joseph Backholm, the chair of the campaign opposing the freedom to marry, in a televised debate over the weekend on KING 5 News Up Front.

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

EMC Backs Washington State Referendum 74 and Washington United for Marriage

EMC Corporation today announced the endorsement of Washington State Referendum 74 by supporting the efforts of Washington United for Marriage, the bipartisan statewide coalition of organizations working together to defend the State’s existing marriage equality law.

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, September 20th, 2012

New Washington United For Marriage Ad Tells of Couple’s Struggle to Be Recognized as Family in Hospital Crisis

In the second statewide television ad by Washington United for Marriage (WUM) which begins airing in the Seattle market tomorrow, a mother shares the story of her daughter's struggles to tend to her dying life partner because they are not married.

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Communities of Color Endorse Washington United for Marriage Campaign to Approve Referendum 74 and Support Marriage Law

Nearly 200 communities of color organizations and leaders statewide endorse R74.

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, September 17th, 2012

Four Leading Newspapers Across Washington State Endorse R-74 and The Freedom to Marry in Recent Editorials

Four leading newspapers across the state endorsed Referendum 74 and the state's marriage law this past weekend.

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Marriagefactcheck.com: NOM T-Mobile Boycott Likely to Line Up with Other Failed Boycotts

Marriagefactcheck.com today noted that the latest boycott action by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) follows a wave of unsuccessful efforts to attack marriage equality corporate supporters.

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

WASHINGTON UNITED FOR MARRIAGE BEGINS TELEVISION CAMPAIGN

Washington United for Marriage today began airing its first television ad.

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Cites Independent Poll Showing 56-38%

According to Survey USA conducted for KING5-TV, 56% of those surveyed would vote to approve Referendum 74 while 38% would vote to reject.

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, September 7th, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Launches marriagefactcheck.com on False Claims

First Fact Check: Washington Bishops Statement on R-74

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Women’s Groups Endorse Campaign to Approve Referendum 74 and Defend Marriage Law

Prominent state and local groups dedicated to improving lives for women and their families have endorsed the effort to Approve 74.

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

WUM Raises Nearly $1.8M in August; Total Nearly $7.3 million from Over 13,800 donors

Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to defend the state's marriage law, today announced that more than 5,000 new donors helped raise $1.758 million during the month of August, raising the total campaign treasury to $7.290 million.

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Expedia Announces Support of Marriage Equality & Referendum 74

Expedia, the world's largest online travel company, has endorsed the freedom to marry and the effort to approve Referendum 74 this November.

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Announces Strong Labor Backing

WUM announces endorsements from 19 of the state’s labor unions and union councils. All told, the endorsers represent more than 500,000 members and their families.

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Announces Small Business Support

Over 325 Washington Small Businesses Endorse Freedom to Marry & Referendum 74 Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to Approve Referendum 74 and defend the state’s bipartisan marriage law, today announced that 327 small businesses across the state support the campaign. At the same time, WUM launched the Small Business Captain program, [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Announces Video Contest Winner

"This was such a tough call," said Lacey All, Chair of WUM. "But our supporters were drawn, as we were, to eight-year-old Emma introducing her family and asking viewers to vote this November to Approve Referendum 74."

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, August 20th, 2012

T-Mobile Reaffirms Commitment to Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Support of Referendum 74 and Washington United for Marriage

Today, T-Mobile USA announced the company’s endorsement of Referendum 74 by donating to, and supporting the efforts of, Washington United for Marriage, the broad, bipartisan statewide coalition working to defend the state’s marriage law.

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, August 13th, 2012

National Outdoor Retailer REI Endorses Freedom to Marry & Approve 74 Effort

REI, the outdoor retailer founded by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers in 1938, today endorsed support for marriage equality in a blog post by CEO and President Sally Jewell to REI's 11,000 employees.

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Celebrates All Families in Saturday Activities and New Video on Why Marriage Matters by Loving WA Grandmother

Washington United for Marriage (WUM) the broad coalition working to defend the state’s bipartisan marriage law and Approve Referendum 74, today released a video featuring Patricia Flores, a Latina grandmother of seven, who shares her wish that all of her grandchildren have the freedom to marry, including her gay grandson, Jesse. The testimonial is the [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

WUM Raises $3.3 Million in July; Campaign War Chest at Over $5.4 Million, Fueled by Washington Donors

Nearly 3,500 donors contributed just over $3.3 million in July, with an online fund raising boost following the historic $2.5 million gift from Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. The monthly total effectively raises WUM’s budget to just over $5.4 million.

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, July 27th, 2012

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Make Historic Gift of $2.5 Million To Protect Freedom to Marry Law in Washington State

July 27, 2012—Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the statewide coalition working to defend the state’s law protecting civil marriage for same-sex couples, today announced an historic, $2.5 million gift from Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos.

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, July 19th, 2012

API Leader Kip Tokuda Shares “Why Marriage Matters” in New Video

Asian Pacific Islander community leader Kip Tokuda shares his heartfelt perspective on family, commitment, and "Why Marriage Matters" to him.

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, July 13th, 2012

Tacoma Pride Kicks Off With “Why Marriage Matters” Video by Mayor Strickland

Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to defend the state’s bipartisan marriage law, today released a video of Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland in its ongoing series of Washingtonians talking about “Why Marriage Matters”. Mayor Strickland’s eloquent reflections on her own marriage captures much of the passion of so many others dedicated to [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce joins campaign to approve R 74

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, representing 2,200 companies across the Puget Sound region, has voted to support Referendum 74 and uphold Washington State’s marriage equality law.

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, July 9th, 2012

June Fund Raising Total of $952,267 Fueled by New In-State Donors

Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to defend the bipartisan marriage law and Approve Referendum 74, today announced that the campaign raised $952,267 in June, driven in large part by new in-state donors and representing the highest monthly intake for the campaign, bringing total contributions to over $2 million. At the same [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

New Store-Front Action Center Opens on Seattle‘s Capitol Hill

A high-visibility Action Center at 517 E Pike Street in Seattle’s bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood will train volunteers, sell campaign merchandise, conduct phone banks and better service the growing number of small businesses in the area which have endorsed the effort.

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Releases Republican Video Echoing Independence Day Themes of Freedom & Personal Responsibility

With July Fourth approaching, Washington United for Marriage today released a video by Republican State Senator Steve Litzow who reminds viewers that the law speaks directly to personal freedom and independence.

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, June 28th, 2012

New Video Affirms Marriage Is Universal Dream: Rev. Melvin & Candace Woodworth from Tacoma Speak Out

The fourth in WUM's “Why Marriage Matters” video series shares an affirmation by Rev. Melvin Woodworth of Tacoma underscoring the growing list of religious coalitions, congregations and people of faith who have come to embrace marriage for all loving couples, including gay and lesbian couples.

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Pride Weekend Kicks off with Video of Gay Service Member Pablo Monroy: ‘Why Marriage Matters’

24-year-old Pablo Monroy of Pasco talks about dropping to his knee on a family vacation to propose to his longtime partner, Derrick Peacock. Monroy and Peacock will join WUM volunteers and marchers at the Pride festivities on Sunday

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Hails Continued Upward Trend of Voter Support for Bipartisan Marriage Law

Responding to the latest Public Policy Polling (PPP) of Washington voters who face a referendum this fall seeking to roll back the bipartisan marriage law, Zach Silk, campaign manager for Washington United for Marriage, said the 51 to 44% finding shows continued positive progression in favor of the new law and marriage for all committed couples.

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Answers Signature Drive with Wave of Support Totaling $347,000 in 10 Days

Answering the submission of more than 200,000 signatures to qualify Referendum 74 and challenge the state’s bipartisan marriage law this November, Washington United for Marriage (WUM) launched an online and general fund raising push to demonstrate the wide and deep support for gay and lesbian Washingtonians to marry the person they love. Taken together, WUM [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Washington United for Marriage Launches Video Testimonials On “Why Marriage Matters” to All Families

Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad statewide organization dedicated to Approving Referendum 74 and upholding the state's marriage law, today launched two video testimonials making the case that marriage matters to all families in Washington.

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Statement from Approve R-74 on submission of signatures

Responding to the submission of a claimed 240,000-plus signatures to the Secretary of State today, all but guaranteeing that Referendum 74 will face voters this Fall, Zach Silk, the campaign manager for Washington United for Marriage issued the following statement:

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, June 1st, 2012

Washington United For Marriage Launches Online Pledge Campaign

Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition defending the marriage equality law, has launched an aggressive, statewide online advertising campaign to remind voters that while everyone in Washington now has the freedom to marry the person they love, "some want to roll back the clock" and "take that freedom away."

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Poll Shows Clear Majority of Washington State Voters Approve of Marriage Equality Law

A new, independent, statewide poll finds that an overwhelming majority of voters approve of the Washington’s law extending civil marriage to same-sex couples.

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

New National Poll Shows Support for Marriage Equality Bests Opposition to Freedom to Marry

A new ABC/Washington Post poll, released today, found for the first time that strong support for marriage equality exceeds strong opposition.

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Statement Welcoming President Obama to Washington State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2012 Zach Silk: zach@washingtonunited.org; phone: (206) 351-6437 STATEMENT FROM WASHINGTON UNITED FOR MARRIAGE WELCOMING PRESIDENT OBAMA TO WASHINGTON STATE President Visits Washington the Day After Standing Up for Marriage Equality; This November, Washington Will Vote on the Freedom for All Couples to Marry the Person they Love Statement by Zach Silk, Campaign [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

President Obama Supports Full Marriage Equality

This afternoon, President Barack Obama voiced his strong support for full marriage equality for gay and lesbian Americans. Zach Silk, Campaign Manager of Washington United for Marriage, released the following statement in response to the President’s remarks. “This is an important and historic moment for our country and our state. To have the President lend [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, March 19th, 2012

EVENT: “Inlaws & Outlaws” 500th Community Screening

Washington United for Marriage is partnering with SIFF Cinema to present the 500th community screening of Seattle filmmaker Drew Emery’s award-winning documentary, Inlaws & Outlaws on Thursday, March 29th 7 pm at the Uptown

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Judge Gives Referendum 74 Fair Title

We had serious concerns about the ballot title that the Attorney General proposed for R74. Today the Court revised the language. We are grateful the Court helped to make sure the ballot language is fair.

Washington United for Marriage | Monday February 13, 2012

Gov. Chris Gregoire Signs Historic Marriage Law in Washington State

Washington United for Marriage praised Gov. Chris Gregoire for signing the marriage equality legislation into law.  Her action followed bipartisan votes in the legislature.

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Advocates to Deliver 24,000 Postcards to Washington State Senators Prior to Historic Vote on Marriage Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 1, 2012 CONTACT:  Zach Silk | Washington United for Marriage | press@washingtonunited.org Advocates to Deliver 24,000 Postcards to Washington State Senators Prior to Historic Vote on Marriage Equality Senators from all 49 legislative districts to receive messages from constituents OLYMPIA – Washington United for Marriage, a broad statewide coalition of organizations, [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, January 30, 2012

Statement by Washington United for Marriage on House Judiciary Committee Vote for Marriage Equality

Washington United for Marriage lauds the House Judiciary Committee’s vote in favor of advancing marriage equality legislation in Washington State. The measure passed by a vote of 7-6.

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, January 26, 2012

Statement by Washington United on Marriage Equality Vote in Senate Committee on Government Operations, Tribal Relations and Elections

Washington United for Marriage Press Release | Thursday, January 19, 2012

Statement by Washington United for Marriage on Support of Major Employers for Marriage Equality

Washington United for Marriage Press Release | Friday, January 13, 2012

Statement by Washington United for Marriage on the Introduction of Marriage Equality in the Legislature

Washington United For Marriage | November 14th, 2011

Washington United for Marriage Launches Diverse, Statewide Coalition and Campaign to Win Freedom to Marry in Washington State in 2012

Media Contacts: Washington State Media Joseph Vandenorth WashingtonUnitedpress@nyhus.com 206-838-3474 Media Hotline 847-651-4420 Cell National Media Jennifer Morris WashingtonUnitedpress@nyhus.com 206-838-3474 Media Hotline 202-213-2204 Cell Get PDF Version Washington United for Marriage Launches Diverse, Statewide Coalition and Campaign to Win Freedom to Marry in Washington State in 2012 BELLEVUE, Wash. – November 14, 2011 – A broad, [...]

Editorials 

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Seattle Times: Editorial – Referendum 74’s canned opposition

http://seattletimes.com/html/editorials/2019587998_editref74lawsuitsxml.html Opponents of Referendum 74 recycle the same discredited material they drag out at each stop. Endorse Washington values; support same-sex marriage by approving Referendum 74. Preserve Marriage Washington. Preserve, indeed. The campaign’s canned arguments against Referendum 74 have long passed their pull dates. PMW’s television commercials to reject the state’s same-sex marriage law regurgitate [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Seattle Times: Editorial – Approve Referendum 74

http://seattletimes.com/html/edcetera/2019568294_approve_referendum_74.html The Seattle Times endorses same-sex marriage in Washington, and asks voters to strongly approve the law passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Chris Gregoire. Referendum 74 is about allowing gays and lesbians to live their own lives, and raise their families within the laws and covenant of marriage. The Times has [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Real Change: Referendum 74 – Vote Yes

http://realchangenews.org/index.php/site/archives/7081 If approved, this measure would allow same-sex couples to marry. Marriage laws would apply without regard to gender. Members of the committee strongly agreed that the “freedom to marry, freedom to love, is a civil right, a human right.” It is vital, they said, that same-sex couples be able to see their union “officially [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The New York Times: Editorial – Marriage on the Ballot

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/31/opinion/marriage-on-the-ballotsame-sex-on-the-ballot-in-4-states.html?ref=politics The freedom to marry is a fundamental right that should not have to be won or defended at the ballot box. In fact, ballot initiatives are a bad way to write or rewrite laws of any kind. Unfortunately, that is the reality of American politics, which is why same-sex marriage measures on the Nov. [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, October 26th, 2012

Bothell/Kenmore Reporter: Vote ‘yes’ on R-74, marriage for all | Editorial

http://www.bothell-reporter.com/opinion/175983401.html The Legislature approved marriage for same-sex couples in the last legislative session. Referendum 74 is a vote to approve that decision. The Legislature did the right thing and voters should, too, by approving Referendum 74. At its heart, R-74 is a vote against discrimination. It gives to all people something simple, but profound – [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, October 26th, 2012

The Seattle Times: Op-ed: Washington can again lead the country on marriage equity with Referendum 74

http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2019525763_marthachoephylliskenneyopedxml.html Washington state led the country in marriage equity in the 1930s in striking down attempts to ban interracial marriage. It is time for the state to lead again in approving Referendum 74 and legalizing same-sex marriage, according to guest columnists Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney and Martha Choe.  By Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney and Martha Choe, Special to [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Bellevue Reporter: Vote ‘yes’ on R-74, marriage for all | Editorial

http://www.bellevuereporter.com/opinion/175819691.html The Legislature approved marriage for same-sex couples in the last legislative session. Referendum 74 is a vote to approve that decision. The Legislature did the right thing and voters should, too, by approving Referendum 74. At its heart, R-74 is a vote against discrimination. It gives to all people something simple, but profound – [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Yakima Herald-Republic: All couples deserve the right to wed, approve R-74

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2012/10/22/endorsements-all-couples-deserve-the-right-to-wed-approve-r-74 Endorsements: All couples deserve the right to wed, approve R-74 This editorial appears in the Oct. 23, 2012, Yakima Herald-Republic. Religious faith forms the major fault line separating supporters and opponents of Referendum 74, the ballot measure that would ratify this year’s legislative approval of same-sex marriage. The rationale behind individual views, for and [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The Seattle Times: Foes of same-sex marriage get inventive with campaign to defeat R-74

http://seattletimes.com/html/editorials/2019498366_editr74marriagexml.html Voter approval of Referendum 74 must get by the political playbook of creative opponents inventing scare tactics to reject it. Seattle Times Editorial Opponents of same-sex marriage in Washington argue it would drive up the cost of gasoline, raise utility bills and make coffee taste funny. No, the anti-Referendum 74 campaign has not made [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Sunday, October 21st, 2012

The (Tacoma) News Tribune: Approve Referendum 74: Marriage reflects love and commitment, no matter the gender

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/10/21/v-lite/2339346/same-sex-marriage-should-voters.html#storylink=cpy Approve Referendum 74: Marriage reflects love and commitment, no matter the gender RYAN MELLO I have lived in Tacoma for 15 years, attended the University of Puget Sound, and have been actively involved in civic life since first moving here in 1997. I have seen the community grow and change, and I recognize the [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, October 19th, 2012

Kitsap Sun: OUR VIEW | In support of charter schools and marriage equality

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/oct/19/our-view-in-support-of-charter-schools-and/ Same-sex marriage? Legalizing pot? Those issues — and others — will be facing voters on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Members of our editorial board have reviewed and discussed the six ballot measures, and here are our recommendations. … Referendum 74: A vote to approve affirms the 2012 Legislature’s vote that changed the [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

The Review (Sammamish): Approve R-74

http://sammamishreview.com/2012/10/17/approve-r-74 Referendum 74 offers Washington voters a historic chance to expand civil rights to same-sex couples. In February, after receiving crucial support from local lawmakers in the state House of Representatives and state Senate, Gov. Chris Gregoire signed landmark legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. Opponents petitioned to put the measure before voters on the November [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

SnoValley Star: Vote to approve marriage, marijuana

http://snovalleystar.com/2012/10/17/vote-to-approve-marriage-marijuana Referendum 74 Referendum 74 offers Washington voters a chance to expand civil rights to same-sex couples. In February, after receiving crucial support from the state House of Representatives and state Senate, Gov. Chris Gregoire signed landmark legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. Opponents petitioned to put the measure before voters on the November ballot. Washington [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

The Issaquah Press: Vote to approve same-sex marriage

http://www.issaquahpress.com/2012/10/16/press-editorial-188/ Referendum 74 offers Washington voters a historic chance to expand civil rights to same-sex couples. In February, after receiving crucial support from local lawmakers in the state House of Representatives and state Senate, Gov. Chris Gregoire signed landmark legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. Opponents petitioned to put the measure before voters on the November [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Lewiston Tribune: Marriage equality takes a final, logical step

http://lmtribune.com/opinion/article_bb0beb72-76ae-5d54-9725-0a54c1a4e7b3.html (paid subscription required, full text of editorial below) Earlier this year, Gov. Chris Gregoire and the Legislature transformed Washington into the seventh state to sanction marriage equality. But it was only one step among many. In 2006, Washington added sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination statute – protecting the rights of gays and lesbians to [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, September 21st, 2012

The Olympian: A vote for R-74 is a vote for marriage equality and basic rights

http://www.theolympian.com/2012/09/21/2258651/a-vote-for-r-74-is-a-vote-for.html Washington state has been a leader in marriage equality since repealing its anti-miscegenation law prohibiting interracial marriages 144 years ago. This fall, voters have the opportunity to put our state at the forefront again by approving Referendum 74. A “yes” vote on R-74 gives approval to the Legislature’s bipartisan passage of Senate Bill 6239 [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The (Vancouver) Columbian: Referendum 74 Endorsed

http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/sep/16/referendum-74-endorsed/ Gay-marriage legislation deserves support from voters When The Columbian first endorsed legalized gay marriage more than eight years ago, we acknowledged that many polls showed as much as two-thirds of Americans opposed to such a dramatic shift in custom.Times change, but our opinion hasn’t. Washington’s Legislature legalized same-sex marriage earlier this year, and a [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Sunday, September 16th, 2012

The (Spokane) Spokesman Review: Affirm R-74 because state has no role in personal choice

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/sep/16/editorial-editorial-affirm-r-74-because-state-has/ In the name of God, governments have committed some seriously cruel acts. Consider this statement from a Virginia judge in 1959 as he upheld that state’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924: “Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Sunday, September 16th, 2012

The (Tacoma) News Tribune: Yes vote on marriage equality is right for Washington

http://blog.thenewstribune.com/opinion/2012/09/16/r-74-yes-vote-on-marriage-equality-is-right-for-washington/ Much has been written about what Referendum 74 is about and what it might or might not do if voters approve it Nov. 6. Why they should vote yes can be summed up in one word. Equality. Earlier this year, the Legislature gave same-sex couples the right to marry. But opponents gathered enough signatures [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Seattle Times: It’s time for Washington voters to approve same-sex marriage

http://seattletimes.com/html/editorials/2019160266_editr74approvexml.html Approve Referendum 74 to legalize same-sex marriage. The state Legislature passed it. Gov. Gregoire signed it. Voters should approve it. Washington voters have been asked to approve a law that celebrates the family values that empower the state and respects religious freedom. They should vigorously approve Referendum 74 and legalize same-sex marriage. Earlier this [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Walla Walla Union Bulletin: Voters should affirm gay marriage law

http://union-bulletin.com/news/2012/sep/12/voters-should-affirm-gay-marriage-law/ Approving Referendum 74 would allow gays to continue to obtain state civil marriage licenses. It does not force churces to perform gay marriage. Thursday, September 13, 2012 We have consistently taken strong stands in favor of gay rights and, specifically, efforts to ensure homosexuals are not discriminated against. We have also been advocates for [...]

Union Leader | Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ken Mehlman: Republicans should be for same-sex marriage

The Seattle Times | Thursday, January 26, 2012

Seven Republicans who stood up for gay marriage in Washington

Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Monday, January 16, 2012

Bishops don’t speak for the flock on same-sex marriage

The New York Times | Monday, January 9, 2012

Gov. Gregoire Comes Around

The News Tribune | Thursday, January 5, 2012

It’s time to extend rights of marriage to same-sex couples

The Seattle Times | Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Second Republican state senator chooses to support marriage equality

The Seattle Times | Monday, January 9, 2012

Gay marriage: first Republican in state Senate supports it!

Huffington Post | Friday, January 6, 2012

What Washingtonians (And the Rest of Us) Can Do to Help Make Marriage Equality a Reality

The Seattle Times | Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gov. Gregoire’s support for gay marriage brings welcome momentum

The Seattle Times | Monday, November 14, 2011

Time for Washington Legislature to legalize same-sex marriage

The Seattle Times | Friday, August 26, 2011

Time for Washington lawmakers to count the votes for gay marriage

Columns 

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Same-sex marriage: Getting to ‘I do’ took patience and a boost from a new generation

http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2019160267_rileycolumnsamesexmarriagexml.html Young citizens are leading change on the issue of marriage equality, writes Seattle Times editorial page editor Kate Riley. Washington voters should approve Referendum 74, which would affirm a law to allow same-sex couples to marry. It was often about someone else, says state Sen. Ed Murray of what led individual lawmakers to change [...]

Seattle Times | November 12, 2011

New effort to legalize same-sex marriage begins

Two years ago, Washington voters backed a broad guarantee of legal rights for same-sex couples, endorsing the Legislature’s passage of a domestic partnership law nicknamed “everything but marriage.”

Articles 

Washington United for Marriage | Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Players’ Support of Gay Marriage Alters N.F.L. Image

“I think it’s a transformational moment and seismic shift to see so many folks in the world of sports stepping up and speaking out in support of equality and fairness and, in this instance, marriage equality,” Ellner said. “It really demonstrates what we know, and what’s apparent in the polls, and that the world has changed.”

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, September 7th, 2012

Moving the fence around marriage: the conscience of a Catholic senator

State Sen. Debbie Regala's vote in support of marriage for gay couples fit with her record as an elected official. But her decision to vote according to personal convictions came at a cost.

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Former Seattle city councilwoman Cheryl Chow’s last crusade

Link to KING 5 story and video (and be sure to watch the video!) by LORI MATSUKAWA / KING 5 News Posted on August 21, 2012 Cheryl Chow has brain cancer and does not have much time left, but the former teacher, principal, Seattle City Council Member and School Board Member has one more task [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, August 13th, 2012

REI belays same-sex marriage campaign

Recreational Equipment, Inc., the venerable Seattle-based retail outfitter and cooperative, is the latest major area business to endorse Referendum 74, the same-sex marriage measure on Washington’s November ballot.

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, August 13th, 2012

REI endorses same-sex marriage in Washington state

On an internal company blog post, REI’s CEO and President Sally Jewell said the company has endorsed same-sex marriage in Washington state.

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Ben Gibbard pf Death Cab for Cutie speaks out about gay marriage

I don't mean for this to be political, but I thought the first reason was interesting because of who penned it: Ben Gibbard, of Death Cab for Cutie.

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, July 27th, 2012

Amazon’s Founder Pledges $2.5 Million in Support of Same-Sex Marriage

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com, and his wife, MacKenzie, have agreed to donate $2.5 million to help pass a same-sex marriage referendum in Washington State, instantly becoming among the largest financial backers of gay marriage rights in the country.

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Gay Marriage Produced $259 Million For New York City Economy

Bloomberg New York City reaped $259 million of economic benefits from same-sex marriages in the first year of the law allowing the practice, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn said. At least 8,200 gay-marriage licenses were issued, accounting for more than 10 percent of the 75,000 wedding licenses issued in New York City in the [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Macklemore ‘Same Love’: Hip-Hop Artist Releases Pro-Gay Single For Marriage Equality

Huffington Post With this morning’s release of “Same Love,” Seattle-based hip-hop artist Macklemore is once again using his influence as a positive force to address social ills. At first, it might seem like Macklemore’s scathing lyrical critique of homophobia and heteronormativity is simply him cashing in on recent hip-hop events — earlier this month, Frank Ocean described an [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Monday, July 16th, 2012

Spokane Spokesman-Review Guest opinion: We’re Catholic and we’re for Referendum 74

As a married couple, as parents and as people of faith, we are disappointed that Referendum 74, Washington’s marriage equality bill, has received enough signatures to be on November’s ballot. As Catholic Christians, we’re even more distressed at the stance our state’s Catholic hierarchy is taking in efforts to deny equal rights to our gay and lesbian friends, colleagues and family members.

Washington United for Marriage | Friday, July 13th, 2012

NPR: How Obama Factors In States Voting On Gay Marriage

by COREY DADE National Public Radio July 13, 2012 President Obama’s decision to publicly support same-sex marriage may have changed the minds of some Americans, according to a national poll. But in states that will vote on the issue in November, the impact has been mixed. Gay-marriage advocates say they have raised more money and attracted additional [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

The Seattle Chamber endorses same-sex marriage

Seattle Post-Intelligencer By Joel Connelly The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Referendum 74, the measure on November’s ballot that would make Washington the nation’s seventh state to legalize civil marriage between same-sex couples. “There is a clear business case for supporting equal access to civil marriage rights,” said George Allen, the Chamber’s vice [...]

Washington United for Marriage | Thursday, May 31st, 2012

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals court Thursday declared that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to married gay couples, a groundbreaking ruling all but certain to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Washington United for Marriage | Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Downtown Seattle Association Supports Same-Sex Marriage Law

The Downtown Seattle Association's board of directors has voted to support marriage equality in Washington state, becoming one of the largest business membership organizations to take a public stance on the pending ballot measure.

Washington United for Marriage | Monday February 13, 2012

Here’s to equality! – A special message from Governor Gregoire

"In my time as Governor, today was one of my proudest days. Today at noon, I signed the bill making marriage equality a reality in Washington state," Gov. Chris Gregoire.

The Seattle Times | Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Starbucks supports gay marriage legislation

Pam's House Blend | Monday, January 23, 2012

BREAKING: Washington’s Marriage Equality Bill Has Enough Votes to Pass

The Seattle Times | Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wash. Senate now 1 vote short on gay marriage

New York Times | Monday, January 16, 2012

With Bill, Washington State Shifts Its Views on Marriage

Washington House Republicans | Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rep. Glenn Anderson decides to vote for same-sex marriage

ThinkProgress | Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Washington Governor Elated After Introducing Marriage Equality Bill: ‘I Feel So Much Better Today!’

The Miami Herald | Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire endorses marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples

Reuters | Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Washington governor supports gay marriage law

NBC Right Now (KNDO/KNDU) | Monday, November 21

Gay Marriage Supporters Meet in Richland

The Issaquah Press | Tuesday, November 22

King County executive backs same-sex marriage

Gateline.com | Wednesday, November 23

United Methodist Church hosts forum on marriage equality

Seattle Gay News | Friday, November 25, 2011

Washington United for Marriage rides wave of enthusiasm across the state

Fox Q13 | Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mercer Island couple shows support for same-sex marriage