A special message from Governor Gregoire

By: Monday February 13, 2012 9:32 pm

Here’s to equality! – A special message from Governor Gregoire: Dear Friends- I wish I could join every celebration tonight. 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. I was happy to share that moment with [...]

Gov. Gregoire Signing Washington Marriage Equality Bill Today, but When Will it Become Law?

By: Monday February 13, 2012 1:00 pm

In an historic moment in the movement for LGBT equality, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire will sign the marriage equality bill into law today at 11:30AM Pacific time! Watch live coverage here and here. Update: Video of the speeches and signing ceremony is below. Today Washington becomes the 7th state to allow gay and lesbian couples [...]

Send Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire a “Thank You” Note for Championing Marriage Equality

By: Thursday February 9, 2012 12:00 pm

Today Pam’s House Blend is participating in a Washington United for Marriage & Daily Kos blog swarm to help support the marriage equality campaign in Washington State. We’re joined by bloggers from Bilerico Project, Pam’s House Blend, Good As You, AMERICABlog Gay,Prop 8 Trial Tracker, Tha Seattle Lesbian, The Bent Angle, The-Ave, MadProfessah, HRC Backstory [...]

Washington Gov. Gregoire to Legislature: “It’s Time” to Pass a Marriage Equality Law

By: Friday January 27, 2012 9:19 pm

In an MSNBC interview today about the status of the marriage equality bill, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire advises the state legislature that “it’s time” to pass the bill. Thomas Roberts: Your bill in Washington state has passed a major hurdle getting through a senate committee. Still opponents though are promising a really tough battle to [...]

Ken Hutcherson likens Gov. Gregoire to President Lincoln’s Assassin

By: Saturday January 21, 2012 7:10 pm

Nobody expects anti-gay pastor Ken Hutcherson to agree with Gov. Christine Gregoire’s decision to champion marriage equality legislation in Washington. But this goes beyond the pale. She might as well change her name to John Wilkes Booth because what she’s doing now is trying to put a bullet in the head of one of the [...]

Gov. Chris Gregoire is the 3rd Catholic Governor in a Row to Champion Marriage Equality

By: Friday January 6, 2012 11:10 pm

In announcing her strong support for marriage equality, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) joins not only a majority of Washington voters but a supermajority of American Catholics who support civil marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Roman Catholics make up about 16% of the population in Washington state, many of whom live in the Puget [...]

Governor Chris Gregoire Announces in Powerful Speech That She is Personally Introducing a Marriage Equality Bill

By: Wednesday January 4, 2012 4:39 pm

Today Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) announced that she will be introducing a marriage equality bill in the legislative session that begins Monday. Today, I’m announcing my support for a law that gives same-sex couples in our state the right to receive a marriage license in Washington – the same right given heterosexual couples. It [...]

BREAKING: Washington’s Gov. Gregoire expected to announce support for marriage equality bill tomorrow

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:59 pm

This just in from The Seattle Times Gov. Chris Gregoire is expected to announce her support for gay marriage at a news conference Wednesday morning, according to sources close to the discussions. The governor’s office won’t comment except to say there will be an 11 a.m. news conference on Wednesday to discuss “marriage equality.” Leaders [...]

Where Gary Randall and I agree

By: Friday June 11, 2010 4:46 pm

It’s not often that I agree with Gary Randall, the retired televangelist from Oregon who has dedicated his golden years to vilifying Washington’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and undermining the security of our families.  Today, however, he posted a diary in praise of Governor Gregoire and the Washington state Legislature for their [...]

Washington’s statewide vote for full domestic partnerships is official

By: Wednesday December 2, 2009 2:00 pm

It’s official!  Governor Chris Gregoire and Secretary of State Sam Reed certified the election results on Tuesday.  The new domestic partnership law will now go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, December 3.  There are currently  13,082 people in registered domestic partnerships in both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples where at least one partner is [...]

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