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We're Ready to Defend Washington's Marriage Law at the Ballot Box

We're Ready to Defend Washington's Marriage Law at the Ballot Box

By Jennifer Shaw, ACLU of Washington at 1:33pm
Last February, we cheered and cried with our friends and allies when Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire signed a bill that grants civil marriage to all loving, committed same-sex couples. But even as we celebrated, we knew that the opponents of marriage equality would continue to fight. Washington law allows the opponents of a piece of legislation to take their case to the voters by gathering enough signatures to place a referendum on the ballot. A “yes” vote on the referendum is a vote to protect the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.  A “no” vote on the referendum is a vote to exclude same-sex couples from marriage."

Celebrating Domestic Partnerships in Washington State

By Jennifer Shaw, ACLU of Washington at 5:14pm

On December 3, we celebrated Domestic Partnership day in Washington state!

Well, not officially. But it was the day that our “everything but marriage” domestic partnership law went into effect.And given our recent electoral battle,…

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