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November 07, 2012

Category: Election 2012, Marriage, Washington

Washington State Votes for Full Equality

Marriage win rounds out landslide sweep of ballot measures

11/07/2012

Washington - Upon news that Washington State voters affirmed marriage equality at the ballot box, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin issued the following statement:

“Washington voters sent a resounding message that nothing less than marriage is full equality for gay and lesbian couples. This victory rounds out a landslide sweep of all four marriage ballot measures this November.

“We stood with Washingtonians in passing and protecting Domestic Partnerships and we could not be more proud to have stood with them every step of the way in this campaign.  This win is a sure sign that momentum is on our side, and with the growing majority of Americans supporting marriage equality, more states will soon join Washington in protecting all families.

“This win would not have been possible without Governor Gregoire’s steadfast commitment and the leadership of the business community in the state, putting themselves squarely on the right side of history.

“Washington United for Marriage ran a remarkable campaign under the leadership of Zach Silk and HRC’s steering committee and board member Lacey All were in the fight from the very beginning.”

HRC is proud to have contributed more than $1.4 million to advance marriage equality in Washington.  The organization also sent 600,000 emails to supporters of marriage equality and we’ve helped recruit nearly 1,000 volunteers and sent staff to work on the campaign. 

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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