Published on June 26, 2015

OLYMPIA – Today the United States Supreme Court issued its much-awaited ruling on marriage equality across the country. In a landmark decision that will finally secure marriage rights for all couples, the Court ruled state bans on same-sex marriages across… READ MORE

Published on July 15, 2014

Before the legislature passed and Washington voters approved marriage equality, our state’s same-sex couples could enter a “domestic partnership”. On June 30th, domestic partnerships that had yet to be converted to marriages were automatically switched. This conversion is important for… READ MORE

Published on June 16, 2014

Last month, President Obama declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. From the president’s official proclamation: This month, as we mark 45 years since the patrons of the Stonewall Inn defied an unjust policy and awakened… READ MORE

Published on August 30, 2013

Gay couples all over the U.S. scored a HUGE victory yesterday. The U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS announced they would recognize same-sex married couples in all 50 states if those couples were married in a state where same-sex marriages… READ MORE

Published on January 15, 2013

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