Posts Tagged Washington State

Breaking: Love believes in Love Today. Washington passes Referendum 74. A sweep for Marriage Equality Amendments

Washington United for Marriage (WUM), declares victory for the passage of state Referendum 74, approving same sex marriage:

After crunching numbers throughout the night, Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition which built an historic statewide campaign, from a record-setting donor base to an unprecedented GOTV effort, all to defend the freedom to marry, today announced that Referendum 74 will be approved by voters…
With 60 percent of the vote counted, R74 already has the support of 65% of King County and is performing well in key Eastern Washington counties.  Simply put, it’s now impossible for opponents to overcome the 52-48% spread for R74.

This announcement now makes last night’s marriage equality measures in Minnesota, Maryland and Maine a ...

Washington United for Marriage (WUM), declares victory for the passage of state Referendum 74, approving same sex marriage:

After crunching numbers throughout the night, Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition which built an historic statewide ...

Breaking: Washington legalizes same sex marriage

Washington state Gov. Christine Gregoire has signed a new law making the state the 7th to allow same sex marriage.

Gregoire signed the bill in the state reception room in the Capitol, surrounded by gay rights supporters. “I’m proud our same-sex couples will no longer be treated as separate but equal,” Gregoire said.

It’s a historic moment, but same-sex couples can’t walk down the aisle just yet.

The law takes effect June 7, but opponents are already mounting challenges on multiple fronts.

Opponents are going to try to bring a challenge on the November ballot. Which I imagine would only bring more left leaning voters to the polls.

Marriage is getting gayer every day.

New Jersey’s Senate also approved same sex ...

Washington state Gov. Christine Gregoire has signed a new law making the state the 7th to allow same sex marriage.

Gregoire signed the bill in the state reception room in the Capitol, surrounded by gay rights ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: GOP Rep speaks out for gay marriage in Washington

Via Shakesville, here’s a speech that will make you cry a bunch of times.

Representative Maureen Walsh is one of two Republicans in the Washington House who voted to pass the same-sex marriage bill on Wednesday. Before the vote, she took the floor to say she was allowing her heart to guide her on this one and described her daughter who came out recently: “She’s still a fabulous human being and she met someone she loves very much. And some day, by God, I want to throw a wedding for that kid. And someday I hope that’s what I can do.”

Washington’s Governor is expected to sign the marriage equality bill into law on Monday. Here’s to #7!

Transcript after ...

Via Shakesville, here’s a speech that will make you cry a bunch of times.

Representative Maureen Walsh is one of two Republicans in the Washington House who voted to pass the same-sex marriage bill on Wednesday. ...

Washington state senate passes gay marriage legislation

We can welcome one more state into the foray of states that believe in basic rights for all their citizens despite sexual preference. Washington’s state senate has passed same-sex marriage legislation.

via Seattle Times,

Lawmakers approved the bill 28 to 21. The measure now heads for the House where it’s expected to easily pass as early as next week. The governor supports the bill as well.

Washington would become the seventh state to legalize gay marriage.

The outcome, while expected, culminates more than decade of work by Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, the prime sponsor of the bill, and the gay and lesbian community.

“A lot of people are just stunned, particularly people my age and older, to think this day would actually come ...

We can welcome one more state into the foray of states that believe in basic rights for all their citizens despite sexual preference. Washington’s state senate has passed same-sex marriage legislation.

via Seattle Times,

Lawmakers approved the ...

Washington State University fined over 82K for failure to report rapes

The Department of Education announced this weekend that it will be fining Washington State University $82,500 for failing to address two campus sexual assaults in 2007, as well as due to their lack of campus safety policies:

The university’s three violations of the main federal law on campus-crime reporting, the Clery Act, endangered Washington State students and employees who rely on campus-crime statistics and statements, a federal education official wrote in a letter to the college’s president, Elson S. Floyd.

[...] In one case at Washington State, the letter said, a woman told a campus police official that she had been raped by her husband’s friend. The incident was classified as a “domestics dispute” ...

The Department of Education announced this weekend that it will be fining Washington State University $82,500 for failing to address two campus sexual assaults in 2007, as well as due to their lack of campus ...

Washington State University fined over 82K for failure to report rapes

The Department of Education announced this weekend that it will be fining Washington State University $82,500 for failing to address two campus sexual assaults in 2007, as well as due to their lack of campus safety policies:

The university’s three violations of the main federal law on campus-crime reporting, the Clery Act, endangered Washington State students and employees who rely on campus-crime statistics and statements, a federal education official wrote in a letter to the college’s president, Elson S. Floyd.

[...] In one case at Washington State, the letter said, a woman told a campus police official that she had been raped by her husband’s friend. The incident was classified as a “domestics dispute” ...

The Department of Education announced this weekend that it will be fining Washington State University $82,500 for failing to address two campus sexual assaults in 2007, as well as due to their lack of campus ...