Thursday, February 09, 2012
In solidarity and celebration
Today I’m participating in a Washington United for Marriage and Daily Kos blog swarm to help support the marriage equality campaign in Washington State. I’m joined by bloggers from Bilerico Project, Pam’s House Blend, Good As You, AMERICABlog Gay, the Prop 8 Trial Tracker, The Seattle Lesbian, The Bent Angle, On the-Ave, MadProfessah, HRC, Hella Bus, Horsesass.org, Step Forward, LGBT POV, FrontiersLA, The Left Shue and more.
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 of Representatives passed a same-sex marriage bill, and now the bill is headed to Governor Gregoire’s desk for her signature. She promises to sign the bill before Valentine’s Day!
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 ... she introduced it. 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 sign the Washington United for Marriage’s and DailyKos’s joint petition thanking 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!
Supplementing the boilerplate from WashingtonUnited (i.e., everything except this paragraph), I’ll add my thanks to the sponsors of this landmark legislation, Senator Ed Murray and Representative Jamie Pedersen. I’m proud to add that Ed and Jamie both represent me and the rest of the 43rd Legislative District.