Marriage Matters, Especially During a Medical Emergency

By: Tuesday October 23, 2012 8:32 pm

Living here in Massachusetts where same-sex marriage is legal, I’ve experienced first-hand how being able to answer “I’m her wife” to the question “What’s your relationship to the patient?” immediately puts to rest healthcare providers’ questions and concerns about my right to be informed and make decisions for my wife. And for us, this isn’t [...]

The Role of Faith in the Freedom to Marry Underscored In New Approve R-74 TV Ads

By: Monday October 1, 2012 3:13 pm

Today Washington United for Marriage is placing two new “Approve Referendum 74” ads into rotation on broadcast and cable tv. The first ad features “five different faith leaders [who] make clear that R74 fully protects religious freedom while allowing all, loving committed couples in Washington to marry the person they love,” (press release). In the [...]

MarriageFactCheck.com Launched by Washington United for Marriage

By: Friday September 7, 2012 6:53 pm

Today Washington United for Marriage launched MarriageFactCheck.com “to provide rapid response to the misrepresentations and falsehoods raised by opponents of Referendum 74 and the bipartisan marriage law which allows all loving couples in Washington to marry.” WUM, a coalition of more than 500 organizations, congregations, unions, and businesses, is asking voters to Approve Referendum 74 [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington Gives Churches Illegal Fundraising Instructions

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 4:25 pm

Preserve Marriage Washington, the campaign opposing Washington state’s freedom to marry law, has attracted the attention of the state’s Public Disclosure Commission because its fundraising instructions to churches are “not in compliance with state law”, according to the Seattle Times: The fact that churches can call for or allow special collections on behalf of a [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington’s Missing Campaign Finance Numbers

By: Tuesday August 28, 2012 9:30 pm

The news out of Washington state is that Washington United for Marriage, the campaign defending the state’s new marriage equality law by supporting approval of Referendum 74, has outpaced the anti-equality campaign Preserve Marriage Washington 13 to 1 in fundraising. Don’t believe it. Preserve Marriage Washington and their parent organization, National Organization for Marriage, have [...]

Game On in Washington State: Marriage on the November Ballot

By: Thursday June 7, 2012 9:40 am

Civil marriage for loving gay and lesbian couples will be on the ballot in November. Washington’s new civil marriage equality law was scheduled to go into effect today but as expected, the campaign to take away the freedom to marry in Washington has turned in enough signatures to suspend enactment of the law and put [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington Hopes You Won’t Connect the Dots Between It and NOM

By: Thursday March 29, 2012 4:27 pm

Preserve Marriage Washington (PMW) has been silent about National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) disturbing strategy documents which have recently come to light. The documents outline NOM’s cynical plans to undermine marriage equality using racially and socially divisive tactics. PMW is the group trying to roll back Washington’s new marriage equality law via Referendum 74. Undoubtedly [...]

Watch History Unfold as Washington’s Senate Votes on the Marriage Equality Bill Tonight

By: Wednesday February 1, 2012 3:41 pm

The Washington state Senate convenes tonight at 6 pm Pacific time to debate and vote on the marriage equality bill (SB 6239). The bill is widely expected to pass. Watch this historic event live by clicking here. The House is expected to pass the bill as early at this Friday, and Gov. Gregoire is eager [...]

Washington Marriage Equality Bill Introduced with 23 Co-Sponsors

By: Saturday January 14, 2012 9:32 am

Backed by an impressive 23 co-sponsors and a “By Request: Gov. Gregoire” note, the much-anticipated marriage equality bill has been introduced into the Washington state Senate (SB 6239). The bill needs 25 votes to pass, so two additional senators will need to sign on. According to The Stranger‘s tally, six senators remain undecided: Sen. Joe [...]

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 [...]

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