Marriage will officially appear on the ballot in Washington

Yesterday, the Secretary of State in Washington announced that Referendum 74 has officially qualified for the November 6 ballot in the state.

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Washington parents want their daughters - all 3 of them - to be able to marry

Washington United for Marriage has been busy releasing a series of videos highlighting families who support the freedom to marry. Their latest video features Steve and Robin Boehler, who want all three of their daughters - including their lesbian daughter, Sarah - to be able to celebrate their love and commitment in marriage.

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Anti-gay groups in Washington submit signatures to put marriage law on 2012 ballot

Today, anti-gay activists in Washington state submitted enough signatures to place the freedom to marry on the November 2012 ballot. The law will appear on the November ballot in the form of Referendum 74, which asks Washington residents to decide whether or not to uphold the freedom to marry in the state.

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New poll shows overwhelming support for the freedom to marry in Washington

A new poll from the Associated Press shows majority support for the freedom to marry in Washington state.

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Update: State organizations using marriage momentum for ballot campaigns

Four states facing 2012 ballot campaigns concerning the freedom to marry are gearing up for November, using the momentum from last week's historical announcement from President Obama to galvanize supporters.

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11 State Democratic Party Chairs endorse freedom to marry plank

Today 11 State Democratic Party chairs from across the country joined in support of a freedom to marry plank in the party’s national platform. The chairs include John Burton (CA), Jay Jacobs (NY), John Walsh (MA), Ken Martin (MN), Meredith Wood Smith (OR), Boyd Richie (TX), Jake Perkinson (VT), Mike Tate (WI), Dwight Pelz (WA), Jon Wisniewski (NJ), and Joan Wagnon (KS).

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Washington United for Marriage: Town halls

This week, Washington United for Marriage campaign is hosting town halls across the state to engage supporters in the earliest stages of the campaign to approve Referendum 74! Sign up to attend a town hall near you.

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22 Senators endorse freedom to marry plank in 2012 National Democratic Platform

Today, the Washington Blade reported that 22 senators have joined a growing number of politicians and advocates who have endorsed including a freedom to marry plank in the Democratic Party’s 2012 national platform.

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Washington State Legislature passes the freedom to marry

Today, the Washington House joined the State Senate in passing historic legislation that extends marriage to gay and lesbian couples.

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Marriage bill gets its first Republican cosponsor in the Washington Senate

State Senator Steve Litzow announced over the weekend that he will be the first Senate Republican to cosponsor the marriage bill in Washington state.

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