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Thank Washington Governor Chris Gregoire For Making Marriage A Reality!

by David Badash on February 9, 2012

in Civil Rights,Marriage,News,Politics

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Today we’re participating in a Washington United for Marriage and Daily Kos blog swarm to help support the marriage equality campaign in Washington State. We’re joined by bloggers from Pam’s House BlendGood As YouAMERICABlog Gaythe Prop 8 Trial Trackerthe Seattle LesbianThe Bent Angleon the-AveMadProfessahHRCHella BusHorsesass.orgStep ForwardLGBT POV,  FrontiersLAthe Left Shue, and more.

We’ve seen what one bold and strong governor can do when Democrat Andrew Cuomo, even before officially announcing he would enter the race for governor, announced he was a supporter of same-sex marriage equality.

Over the past few weeks, very quickly after Democratic Governor Christine Gregoire announced she had moved into a personal place where she supported marriage equality and would put forth a bill to make marriage happen for all Washington residents.

Yesterday, when the House voted to pass the bill, one week after the Senate voting for the Governor’s bill, Washington made history.

This has been an incredible week! On Tuesday a three judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional. In the majority opinion, the court wrote,”Prop 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California.”

On Wednesday, the Washington State House passed a same-sex marriage bill, and now it the bill is headed to Governor Gregoire’s desk for her signature. She promised to sign the bill before Valentine’s Day!

Now, as we await her signature, we ask you to say thank you Governor Gregoire.

We need to support those who support us. This is one small way to do that.

Please click here to thank Governor Gregoire. Governor Gregoire’s leadership was instrumental to the success of passing a marriage bill in Washington State. She not only supported the bill, but she introduced the bill. This is as much her legislation as it is our community’s legislation.

Please join us during this blog swarm to thank Governor Gregoire for her leadership and her friendship. There is little doubt our opponents will make their voices heard, but we know that together our voice for equality is so much stronger.

Please click here to the Washington United for Marriage’s and Daily Kos’ joint petition to thank Governor Gregoire for making history. When our friends speak up for us, we need to speak up for our friends, so join us in thanking Governor Gregoire today!

Did you sign the thank you petition? Share it with your friends!

And a special thanks to Joe Mirabella for organizing this blog swarm and including us!
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