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NW Same-Sex Houses On Increase

Bree Abbey, left, and Randi Orth, right, sit for a portrait in Portland, Ore. Their dog, Tiffin, and their cat, Bunsen, sit at their side. Census figures analyzed by Portland State University's Population Research Center show the number of same-sex households in Oregon increased nearly 68 percent from 2000 to 2010 here. Meanwhile, same-sex households in Washington increased 53 percent in last decade here. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Dania Maxwell)

Yakima, Wenatchee and Pasco had some of the highest concentrations in the state. Ironically, those are the same areas of the state where two years ago voters soundly defeated a measure to expand domestic-partner benefits for same-sex couples. The measure, Referendum 71, eventually passed/Seattle Times. More here.

Question: Besides Digger & Spazz, do you know a same-sex couple?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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