Gay marriage http://www.kplu.org en Eastside Catholic Students Protest Forced Departure of Gay Vice Principal http://www.kplu.org/post/eastside-catholic-students-protest-forced-departure-gay-vice-principal <p style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">Students at a Seattle-area Catholic school are gaining national attention for their protest over the forced departure of a gay vice principal.</p><p style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">An online petition started by the senior class president of Eastside Catholic was the third fastest growing U.S. petition on change.org Friday, attracting around 15,000 signatures in one day.</p><p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 00:08:37 +0000 Donna Gordon Blankinship 11969 at http://www.kplu.org Eastside Catholic Students Protest Forced Departure of Gay Vice Principal Florist sued for refusing service to gay couple http://www.kplu.org/post/florist-sued-refusing-service-gay-couple <p><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a florist who refused to provide wedding flowers to a same-sex couple.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The complaint was filed in Benton County on Tuesday against Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers and Gifts in Richland.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 01:21:42 +0000 The Associated Press 8371 at http://www.kplu.org Florist sued for refusing service to gay couple Washington counties brace for same-sex marriage rush http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-counties-brace-same-sex-marriage-rush <p>Same-sex couples can start applying for marriage licenses in Washington at midnight on Thursday, and county officials say they’ll be ready.</p><p>The King County auditor’s office will <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/marriage/MarriageLicensingDec6-8.aspx" target="_blank">open bright and early</a>: Couples will be able to start queuing up at 10:00 the night before. County Executive Dow Constantine will preside over a special licensing ceremony for a handful of couples right after the stroke of midnight, and the office will keep operating right through 6:30 that night.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7251 at http://www.kplu.org Washington counties brace for same-sex marriage rush 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'