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  • Spin Control: One year later, marriage is still an institution

    As of Friday, same-sex marriage has been legal in Washington for a year. So the obvious question is: How much worse off is your marriage now that men can marry …


  • Gay marriage in Spokane: The trip to wedded bliss

    After 18 years, two states and one Supreme Court decision, Kat Pinette and Hosanna Lahaie-Lee said their “I do’s.” Pinette and Lahaie-Lee held hands on Aug. 22 before a small …


  • Washington made news

    SEATTLE – People in Washington decided that marijuana, long derided as a dangerous drug that could lead to more harmful addictions, wasn’t so bad after all. Initiative 502, legalizing pot …


  • Valley residents hold one of state’s first same-sex weddings

    When Chase Lawrence was in the fourth grade, his teacher asked his class to envision their future. Lawrence answered that he would be living in England and married to a …


  • Hundreds take wedding vows

    SEATTLE – Scores of same-sex couples crowded Seattle City Hall for a day of wedding ceremonies on Sunday, the first day they could marry after the state’s voter-approved gay marriage …


  • License to wed

    After waiting months, years and even decades, the last few hours and minutes of anticipation were joyful. The dozen or so same-sex couples who were among the first to receive …


  • Gay marriage law takes effect today

    OLYMPIA – Washington took the last step Wednesday in changing its laws to allow same-sex couples to marry. With about two dozen supporters looking on, Gov. Chris Gregoire and Secretary …


  • Vestal: Witt has next civil rights victory scheduled

    On Thursday, Margaret Witt will be first in line again. Witt, the retired Air Force major who helped dismantle the misbegotten “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, is set to receive …


  • Deadline looms for marriage licenses

    OLYMPIA – Voters changed state law earlier this month so same-sex couples can marry in Washington. The question now is whether the state can change its forms to reflect gender-neutral …


  • Law puts churches on varied paths about same-sex weddings

    For some pastors, Washington’s new law allowing same-sex marriage only adds a piece of paperwork to the blessings they already give to gay couples making a lifelong commitment. For others, …


  • McKenna aides still confident of victory

    OLYMPIA – Republican Rob McKenna’s campaign insisted Thursday he would overtake Democrat Jay Inslee “next week or the week after” as ballot counting continued in Washington’s close gubernatorial race. But …


  • Same-sex marriage backers celebrate

    With ballot counts continuing around Washington, supporters of same-sex marriage claimed victory Wednesday, saying their projections convince them Referendum 74 will pass. While they collected congratulations from the measure’s chief …


  • R-74 unlikely to bring financial boon to East Side

    If Washington voters approve same-sex marriage next month, eastbound drivers on Interstate 90 wouldn’t hit another county where same-sex couples could marry until entering New York. Spokane County Auditor Vicky …


  • Spin Control: Times political ads might not be money well spent

    OLYMPIA – The biggest news in the state’s political campaigns last week probably was not made by a politician or group working for or against a ballot measure. Instead, it …


  • Washington voters will decide fate of same-sex marriages

    OLYMPIA – Three years ago, Washington voters approved an “everything but marriage” law, giving same-sex couples all the state-granted rights and benefits that married couples have. Now voters will decide …


  • Anti-gay marriage group airs TV advertisements

    OLYMPIA – The group fighting to overturn Washington’s gay marriage law started running its first TV ads in the state on Thursday. The 30-second ad from Preserve Marriage Washington is …


  • Plenty of Spokane’s faithful supporting Referendum 74

    As the campaign for Referendum 74 rolls along, you might fall under the impression that people of faith – all of them – are opposed to gay marriage. That this …


  • Spokane bishop urges ‘no’ on R-74

    Spokane’s Catholic bishop is urging members of his diocese to vote against the same-sex marriage law that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. In a letter to parishioners available …


  • Forgeries suspected among R-74 signatures

    OLYMPIA – Some 1,000 signatures submitted to put the same-sex marriage law on the November ballot are suspected forgeries, state officials said Monday. State elections workers checking petitions for Referendum …


  • Backers hope Pride Parade rallies referendum fight

    Spokane held its 21st annual Pride Parade on Saturday, less than a week after same-sex marriage opponents blocked a state law legalizing gay marriage from taking effect. A stream of …


  • Signatures filed to block gay marriage until vote

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s gay marriage law was blocked from taking effect Wednesday, as opponents filed more than 200,000 signatures seeking a public vote on the issue in November. Preserve Marriage …


  • Anti-gay marriage group nears goal

    OLYMPIA – Opponents of gay marriage said Wednesday they have reached the number of signatures needed to qualify a proposed referendum seeking to overturn a new law legalizing same-sex marriage …


  • WA gay marriage opponents closer to qualifying R-74

    OLYMPIA — Opponents of gay marriage said today they have more than half of the signatures they need to qualify a proposed referendum seeking to overturn a law legalizing gay …


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