Working with these couples will never be exactly like planning for opposite sex married couples until Federal Law changes to eliminate the discrimination in benefits and tax rights but we were so proud of the Washington State Legislature for passing the same sex marriage bill in Washington to make things in this state no longer "separate but equal" but just equal.
We were disappointed that the opponents of equality were able to get enough signatures to require the matter to go before voters. We hope it will turn out to be a chance for all voters to show they support equality just as much as their representatives. What we hope will not happen is that people will be confused about earlier messages not to sign the petitions and think that voting no is the right way to vote. So this will the be first of many reminders from us that if you, like us, support marriage equality to you want to vote YES on Ref. 74 this fall. Want get more involved, learn how at Washington United for Marriage.