Equal Rights Washington (ERW) is a statewide political advocacy organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community of Washington State. ERW has successfully advocated for the Anderson Murray Anti-Discrimination law, the creation of the domestic partnership registry, the further expansion of domestic partnership protections, and the passage of the Healthy Youth Act. ERW works to organize the movement for equality, educate voters, and influence policy makers. We continue to advocate for the expansion of protections available to committed gay couples and their children while working toward marriage equality. We also work to ensure that healthcare providers meet the needs of an aging LGBT community.
Equal Rights Washington (ERW) works to ensure and promote dignity, safety, and equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Washingtonians.
Read profiles of the individuals that manage ERW’s advocacy and outreach efforts.
Board of Directors
Meet ERW’s diverse Board of Directors who provide strategic oversight of ERW’s efforts and define ERW’s mission and purpose.
ERW’s sister organization, Equal Rights Washington Education Fund, educates Washingtonians about issues of equality and helps coordinate the efforts of LGBT and allied organizations across the state.
Allied Organizations and Sponsoring Partners
ERW is grateful for several organizations, companies, and partner organizations who’s support over the years has helped to secure equality in Washington State.
Religious Coalition for Equality
Issues of religion and faith are a vital part of the dialogue around marriage equality. ERW is committed to educating the public about these issues. The Religious Coalition for Equality (RCE) is an important partner in this arena.
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