Former WA Governor and U.S. Senator supports Referendum 74
November 02, 2012
This week, Dan Evans, a Republican who served as Governor of Washington and later represented the state in the U.S. Senate, said he supports Referendum 74 and the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Washington. If voters APPROVE Referendum 74 on Election Day, the freedom to marry, which was passed out of the state legislature with bipartisan support and signed into law by Gov. Christine Gregoire in February 2012, will be upheld.
In a statement provided by Washington United for Marriage, the coalition working to approve Referendum 74, Evans said:
As a Republican, I believe strongly in individual liberty and freedom. So for me, approving Referendum 74, supporting our bipartisan marriage law, and giving everyone the freedom to marry the person they love, just seems right and reflects the fundamental value of fairness that we treasure here in Washington.
Evans is one of the most popular politicians from Washington. He served three terms as governor, from 1965 until 1977, and he served in the Senate from 1983 until 1989.
His endorsement joins 184 other federal, state, and municipal elected officials in Washington who have spoken out in favor of APPROVING Referendum 74 at the ballot in four days, on November 6. You can take a look at all of the elected officials - including President Barack Obama, Governor Christine Gregoire, plus Senators, Congressmen, state senators, and state representatives -HERE.
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