same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage
10:28 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Washington's same-sex marriage law on hold; Will it be major issue in elections?

Marriage equality supporters Teri McClain, left, and Mary Beth Brotski stand with signs supporting President Barack Obama outside a fundraising event for the president on May 10 in Seattle. Will this social issue dominate the elections?
The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington's gay marriage law is now on hold.

Preserve Marriage Washington submitted more than 200,000 signatures Wednesday, blocking the law from taking effect on Thursday.

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Gay Rights
9:38 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Governor Gregoire emerging as unlikely gay rights activist

Governor Christine Gregoire raises her arms as legislators and supporters cheer behind her after she signed into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage Feb. 13, 2012, in Olympia.
AP

OLYMPIA - Washington Governor Chris Gregoire is emerging as an unlikely gay rights activist - both at home and on the national stage. Her role in helping pass a same-sex marriage law this year has made Gregoire a sought-after spokesperson for the movement.

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Same-sex marriage
4:10 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Same-sex marriage foes look for boost from Obama stance

President Barack Obama is seen on a monitor in the White House briefing room in Washington, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. President Barack Obama told an ABC interviewer that he supports gay marriage.
The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash – Northwest gay rights supporters are cheering President Obama’s comments that he thinks same sex couples should be able to marry. But organizers of a petition drive to repeal Washington’s new marriage equality law hope to capitalize on the President’s new stance.

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Same-sex marriage
4:12 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Same-sex marriage foes take Starbucks attacks abroad

Starbucks says it will treat customers with respect regardless of their position on the issue.
The Associated Press

A group that opposes same-sex marriage is taking its boycott of Starbucks to the other side of the world.

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Same-sex marriage
11:30 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Same-sex marriage defenders deliver 'thank you' to Starbucks

The SomeOfUs.org card in front of Starbucks headquarters in Seattle.
SomeOfUs.org

A coalition of supporters for same-sex marriage delivered a giant “thank-you” card to Starbucks headquarters in Seattle yesterday with more than 650,000 signatures.

The group said dozens of supporters were on hand to deliver the card to representatives of Starbucks.

James Olson, Starbucks’ VP of Global Corporate Communications, greeted the group and received the card and said, as confirmed by Starbucks:

"We are long-standing supporters of a culture of diversity, and inclusion and equality for everybody, and I'll share this with our fellow leaders and partners (employees). Thank you very much."

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Guest post from Crosscut
11:12 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Judge: Same-sex law did not 'redefine' marriage; referendum can't use the word

Same-sex marriage foes can now hit the streets with their referendum.
The Associated Press

By John Stang for Crosscut

Without a high school grammar teacher as a support staffer, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Thomas McPhee refereed contentious arguments and ruled Tuesday on the language for a proposed ballot on Washington's fledgling same-sex marriage law.

He tossed out the word favored by same-sex marriage foes: "Redefined."

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