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Seven Reasons to Vote Approve on R-71: Reason #2

By Paul Cates, LGBT Project at 4:33pm

On November 3, Washington voters will have the chance to approve or reject R-71, a measure that will allow same-sex couples and unmarried opposite-sex seniors to access many of the rights and protections granted to married couples.  We’ll be counting down to Election Day with a series of seven videos, each a powerful illustration of why it’s so important to approve R-71.

Reason #2: Seattle Firefighter Jen, her partner Heidi, and their children

Jen and Heidi live in North Seattle with their two kids, Max and Maggie. Heidi teaches high school English and Jen is a firefighter in the Seattle Fire Department. Vote to Approve Referendum 71 to ensure that if something happens to Jen at work, Heidi and their kids will have access to Jen’s firefighter’s pension and death benefits.

Approve R-71 so that Jen will know that her family will be protected if something should happen to her in the line of duty.

You can watch all seven videos and support the campaign here.

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