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Seven Reasons to Vote Approve on R-71: Reason #1

Anna Mumford,
LGBT Project
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October 28, 2009

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 #1: Cathlin and her battle with cancer

Cathlin and Avril live in Clarkston, Washington, a small community across the Snake River from Lewiston, Idaho. Cathlin was recently diagnosed with cancer, and so now between their kids’ dance lessons and soccer games they squeeze in weekly trips to Spokane for chemo treatments. Cathlin’s family does not support her relationship with Avril and the couple are relying on their domestic partnership to ensure that their relationship is respected.

Approve R-71 so that Cathlin can be sure that Avril will be there for her when she most needs her.

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

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