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There Are 12,000 Reasons to Approve Referendum 71. Here’s Just 1

Know what’s awesome when you lose your partner during a natural disaster? When you’re blocked from making funeral arrangements because you have no legal standing. That was Charlene Strong’s battle in 2006, when partner Kate Fleming died in the Seattle-area flood. Her story (featured in the film For My Wife) is just one of many we need to hear more of as Washington fights to pass Referendum 71 to grant domestic partnership rights to the state’s 12,000 registered couples, and the countless others who could benefit.

(NB: Interestingly, the Equal Rights Washington Education Fund, which produced this ad, cannot specifically advocate for Ref 71 because of its non-profit status.)

By:           editor editor
On:           Oct 5, 2009
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  • 4 Comments
    • dontblamemeivotedforhillary
      dontblamemeivotedforhillary

      This happens with GAY SIBLINGS too!

      Oct 5, 2009 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tina
      Tina

      I tried to watch the video and it had an error >.> Alternate URL?

      Oct 6, 2009 at 1:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael vdB
      Michael vdB

      That is a great video! These messages should make you think, not stir up blind emotion.

      Oct 6, 2009 at 10:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lucas Mariani
      lucas Mariani

      what do you mean, this happens to gay siblings too?

      Oct 6, 2009 at 10:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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