same sex marriage http://www.kplu.org en National Group Attempts 11th-Hour Intervention In Oregon Gay Marriage Case http://www.kplu.org/post/national-group-attempts-11th-hour-intervention-oregon-gay-marriage-case <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/145955720&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A national group that opposes same-sex marriage is trying to intervene in a case scheduled to go before a federal judge in Oregon this week.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Oregon voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage a decade ago and on Wednesday in Eugene, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane is set to hear oral arguments to overturn the law.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:05:14 +0000 Chris Lehman 16206 at http://www.kplu.org National Group Attempts 11th-Hour Intervention In Oregon Gay Marriage Case Oregon's Attorney General Won't Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban http://www.kplu.org/post/oregons-attorney-general-wont-defend-same-sex-marriage-ban <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oregon's Attorney General says she won't defend the state against federal lawsuits challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. A ruling in the case could come this spring.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Ten years ago Oregon voters changed the state's constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:54:53 +0000 Chris Lehman 13892 at http://www.kplu.org Oregon's Attorney General Won't Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban After Protests, Eastside Catholic Students Return, Meet With Head Of School http://www.kplu.org/post/after-protests-eastside-catholic-students-return-meet-head-school <p></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:09:48 +0000 Florangela Davila 12346 at http://www.kplu.org Gay Weddings Make Up 17 Percent of Wash. State Marriages http://www.kplu.org/post/gay-weddings-make-17-percent-wash-state-marriages <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been a year since the first same-sex couples married in Washington State, and since then about one marriage in six has joined partners of the same sex.</span></p><p>New data from the Washington Department of Health begins to fill out what has changed since December 5, 2012. Some 7,071 same-sex couples have been married in Washington through September 30th, according to the most recent data available from the state Department of Health.</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:50:32 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 11444 at http://www.kplu.org Gay Weddings Make Up 17 Percent of Wash. State Marriages Controversial florist sues Wash. state, says she 'will not wilt' http://www.kplu.org/post/controversial-florist-sues-wash-state-says-she-will-not-wilt <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">The Richland florist who refused to sell flowers for a same sex-couple’s wedding has filed a counter suit.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 18px;">Arlene’s Flowers owner Barronnelle Stutzman&nbsp;says she "will not wilt." She argues there are plenty of other shops in the Tri-Cities that could cater to a gay or lesbian wedding.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 19:55:59 +0000 Anna King 8819 at http://www.kplu.org Controversial florist sues Wash. state, says she 'will not wilt' Oregon, Washington file briefs in support of same-sex marriage http://www.kplu.org/post/oregon-washington-file-briefs-support-same-sex-marriage <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022813CL_marriagebrief_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – The top state prosecutors in Oregon and Washington have filed briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage. The high court is expected to take up the cases later this month.<p>The first case involves an effort to strike down California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:43:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 7891 at http://www.kplu.org Oregon, Washington file briefs in support of same-sex marriage Update: New marriage forms let you choose 'spouse' http://www.kplu.org/post/update-new-marriage-forms-let-you-choose-spouse <p><strong>Update from the Washington Department of Health: </strong></p><blockquote><p>Revisions to Washington’s marriage certificate to conform with the new same-sex marriage law gives couples a full range of options — gender-neutral or gender-specific terms. The new form has been sent to local auditors around the state. The form is effective December 6 when the law takes effect. Marriage certificates are filed after the marriage.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:10:55 +0000 Paula Wissel 7198 at http://www.kplu.org Update: New marriage forms let you choose 'spouse' Checking the facts behind both sides of same-sex marriage ads http://www.kplu.org/post/checking-facts-behind-both-sides-same-sex-marriage-ads <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Last minute money is pouring into the ballot fight over same-sex marriage in Washington. Those dollars are buying television ads on both sides of the issue. So what claims are the campaigns making?</p><p>Gay rights advocates say Referendum 74 is about marriage equality. But the first TV ad from the Preserve Marriage Washington campaign disputes that notion.</p><p>Announcer: “Referendum 74 is not about equality. Gays and lesbians already have the same legal rights as married couples.”</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:26:03 +0000 Austin Jenkins 6720 at http://www.kplu.org Checking the facts behind both sides of same-sex marriage ads Same-sex marriage foes look for boost from Obama stance http://www.kplu.org/post/same-sex-marriage-foes-look-boost-obama-stance <p>OLYMPIA, Wash &ndash; Northwest gay rights supporters are cheering President Obama&rsquo;s comments that he thinks same sex couples should be able to marry. But organizers of a petition drive to repeal Washington&rsquo;s new marriage equality law hope to capitalize on the President&rsquo;s new stance.</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 23:10:15 +0000 Austin Jenkins 4973 at http://www.kplu.org Same-sex marriage foes look for boost from Obama stance Anti-gay marriage group wants Starbucks boycott http://www.kplu.org/post/anti-gay-marriage-group-wants-starbucks-boycott <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; A national group opposed to gay marriage is calling for a boycott of Starbucks in response to the company&#39;s public support of a new same-sex marriage law in Washington state.</p><p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:43:00 +0000 The Associated Press 4517 at http://www.kplu.org Anti-gay marriage group wants Starbucks boycott Blur of same-sex marriage referendums confusing http://www.kplu.org/post/blur-same-sex-marriage-referendums-confusing OLYMPIA, Wash. – Over the next few months , someone may approach you with a petition. Opponents of same-sex marriage are trying to force a referendum vote on Washington’s new marriage equality law. There’s also a separate initiative to define marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, gay rights supporters are also collecting signatures for their own non-binding pledge. Confused?<p>Let's say a petition gatherer comes up to you. Sun, 11 Mar 2012 17:48:57 +0000 Azusa Uchikura 4402 at http://www.kplu.org Gregoire signs same-sex marriage bill - Washington 7th in nation http://www.kplu.org/post/gregoire-signs-same-sex-marriage-bill-washington-7th-nation OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:18:32 +0000 The Associated Press 4142 at http://www.kplu.org Gov. Gregoire to sign gay marriage bill today http://www.kplu.org/post/gov-gregoire-sign-gay-marriage-bill-today <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; Gov. Chris Gregoire will sign a measure legalizing gay marriage in Washington state into law on today.</p><p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:11:46 +0000 The Associated Press 4139 at http://www.kplu.org With gay marriage passed in Washington, it's back to budget and taxes http://www.kplu.org/post/gay-marriage-passed-washington-its-back-budget-and-taxes OLYMPIA, Wash. – Now that gay marriage has passed, it's back to the budget and taxes for Washington lawmakers. The 60-day session is more than halfway over. Next week will bring the February revenue forecast. Then majority Democrats plan to roll out a budget and possible tax hikes.<p>Gay marriage has overshadowed just about everything else in the Washington legislature. Legislative offices were deluged with calls and emails. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:22:12 +0000 Austin Jenkins 4115 at http://www.kplu.org Both Sides Of Gay Marriage Debate React To Wash. House Vote http://www.kplu.org/post/both-sides-gay-marriage-debate-react-wash-house-vote OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gay marriage supporters are thrilled. Opponents are gearing up for a ballot fight. That's the dynamic after the Washington House voted Wednesday to send a same-sex marriage bill to the governor.<p>Up in the marble nosebleeds, proponents of gay marriage watched the debate quietly. But when the vote was tallied the celebration went on for more than a minute.<p>Susan Fairo cheered with her partner of 17 years. "I'm relieved, I'm delighted," she said. "It felt like a historic moment. So, we're a step farther."<p>Governor Chris Gregoire has five days to sign it into law. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 19:34:39 +0000 Austin Jenkins 4107 at http://www.kplu.org Both Sides Of Gay Marriage Debate React To Wash. House Vote