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Seven Reasons to Vote Approve on R-71: Reason #4

Anna Mumford,
LGBT Project
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October 30, 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’re 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 #4: Kari and Julia from Washington’s apple country

Kari and Julia live in a suburb of Yakima in the center of Washington’s apple country. Kari is a school nutritionist and Julia is a family physician and they love living in a community where they know half the people they see at Safeway. As a physician, Julia has seen patients who have been unable to be with their loved ones in times of crisis, and so she is grateful that their domestic partnership will ensure that Kari can be with her in the case of a medical emergency.

Vote APPROVE on 71 to protect the relationships of couples like Kari and Julia all across Washington state.

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

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