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Thanks to grassroots organizing and advocacy, more and more people are recognizing that LGBT families are their neighbors and coworkers. More people are having a conversation about the way LGBT people and their families contribute to society—and about the discrimination they face. And more people from the LGBT community are telling their stories.

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The Slog | Thursday, November 4, 2009
That's it: R-71 Wins!

Leaders of the campaign to approve Referendum 71 say the latest batch of election results confirm that the majority of Washington voters have approved Referendum 71, thereby upholding the state's domestic partnership law for same-sex and senior couples.

The News Tribune | Wednesday, September 30, 2009
League, library to host forum on several ballot measures

The Tacoma Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County will sponsor a public forum on several ballot measures tonight.

The Stranger | Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Fight the Fight. Without You, Referendum 71 Could Lose in the Election

Alisha knows what’s going on. She’s been involved in local political causes, has worked with various nonprofits, and is generally an engaged citizen. But when I told my old friend at the park on a recent Sunday about an upcoming debate on Referendum 71, she gave me a vacant look.

Seattle Gay News | Friday, September 18, 2009
Seattle mobilizes to Approve Referendum 71

The battle to protect Washington State’s same-sex domestic partnership law gained momentum this week as Washington Families Standing Together (WAFST), the Gay advocacy group in charge of the Approve Referendum 71 Campaign, spoke directly to the LGBT community and joined forces with some of the Pacific Northwest’s biggest businesses in solidarity to approve R-71.

Opinion and Editorials

Seattle Times | Thursday, September 24, 2009
Approval of Referendum 71 attracts broad community support

THE campaign to affirm the legal rights and responsibilities of all Washington families has attracted an impressive coalition of support. Approval of Referendum 71 has been endorsed by the region’s largest employers, civic groups, a spectrum of religious organizations, business and professional associations, labor unions and good-government groups.

Chinook Observer | Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Editorial: Actually, vote yes on R-71

A strong majority of Washingtonians have come to believe that it is unfair to deny same-sex couples the same fundamental human rights as we acknowledge for conventional couples. Discrimination based on who someone falls in love with just isn’t right.

Seattle Times | Monday, September 14, 2009
R-71, mark ‘approved’ to support the domestic-partnership bill

THE Seattle Times strongly recommends Referendum 71 — sensible legislation to expand the rights and responsibilities of domestic partnerships — be approved by voters in November. Key word: approved.

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