Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in Washington alongside state and local groups and lawmakers.
HRC made securing marriage equality in Washington a top priority.
The Human Rights Campaign made a significant commitment of resources to the successful efforts to achieve marriage equality in Washington in 2012. Washington voters approved Referendum 74, which allows loving same-sex couples to legally marry in the state. This law will take effect December 6, 2012.To help win in Washington, HRC:
- Contributed more than $1.4 million to marriage equality efforts. That includes nearly $138,000 spent on the campaign to pass the historic marriage equality legislation in early 2012, and another $1.3 million on the ballot campaign.
- Played a central role in providing key campaign leadership via HRC’s local steering committee:
- HRC Director Lacey All served as Chair of Washington United for Marriage.
- HRC Governors Amy White and Ben Waldman served as Chairs of the Coordinating and Finance Committees, respectively.
- Provided key HRC staff for the ballot campaign, including a Deputy Campaign Manager, Field Director, three Regional Field Directors and five Field Organizers.
- Provided the campaign’s Communications, Faith, and Communities of Color Directors.
- Helped recruit companies to publicly support the marriage campaign.
- Sent more than 600,000 emails to HRC members and supporters.
- Signed-up nearly 1,000 volunteers for efforts in Washington State including phone banking, town halls, and canvassing
Learn more about our efforts in Washington State here.
Find out more about what HRC is doing for LGBT equality in Washington and how you can get involved with the local communities in Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon.