It’s Official: Washington Says YES to Referendum 71

Despite a law on the books banning same-sex marriage, Washington State voters approved expanded domestic partnership rights, as Referendum 71 is officially approved. SPI: “In just 6 short weeks the Approve 71 Campaign engaged Washington voters in a conversation that lead to the historic vote to approve Referendum 71 to keep the domestic partnership law, on November 3, 2009. A coalition of over 500 organizations came together in one of Washington’s shortest elections ever. Over 200 hundred faith based communities stood up for Washington’s lesbian, gay, and senior families. Major employers like Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, and Google sent a strong message that they value all their employees.”