Union Week: Meet Kathy Garvin — WEA

Name: Kathy Garvin
City: Tacoma, WA
Occupation: Educational Support Services — Operations
Union affiliation: ESPCP/Washington Education Association

Why do you support Referendum 74?

Marriage is a celebration, a commitment, and a legal agreement that should be available to everyone….Referendum 74 simply reinforces what should already exist, [freedom] for everyone to marry.

Do you think Marriage Equality is a labor issue? Why?

Is marriage equality a labor issue? Yes. Ref. 74 says all families should be treated equally. Rather than analyzing which rights are granted in a domestic partnership, an employer would simply need to know that all married employees share the same benefits.