Referendum 74

Same-Sex Marriage In Oregon
5:21 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Look To Washington For Inspiration

Gay rights groups are hoping Oregon will be the next state to legalize same-sex marriage.
Credit Chantal Andrea

Gay rights groups are hoping Oregon will be the next state to legalize same-sex marriage at the ballot. Washington did that this week. But to follow suit, Oregon voters would have to reverse themselves and repeal a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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Referendum 74's Passage
4:08 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Concede Referendum Loss

Opponents of Washington's Referendum 74 have conceded the election. Same-sex couples can apply for a marriage license starting December 6.
Credit Chantal Andrea

The campaign against same-sex marriage in Washington conceded defeat on Referendum 74. Its passage upholds the state legislature's law allowing gay marriage in Washington.

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Referendum 74
6:21 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Gay Marriage Supporters Declare Victory

Supporters of same-sex marriage in Washington are celebrating victory today.

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Referendum 74
4:59 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Gay Marriage Opponents In Wash. Not Ready To Concede

Supporters of same-sex marriage in Washington declared victory Tuesday. But opponents of gay marriage are not prepared to concede defeat on the statewide Referendum 74. They point out that there are more than a million ballots yet to be counted.

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Wash. Ballot Measures
6:07 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Hot-Button Initiatives, After the Vote

Marijuana legalization. Same-sex marriage. These are hot-button issues on the ballot for Washington voters. Even after the measures are decided, the debate will likely continue.

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Washington Gay Marriage
6:37 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Checking the Facts in Gay Marriage Ads About Schools

The latest TV ad from same-sex marriage opponents in Washington focuses on school children. It warns “schools could teach that boys could marry boys”. This ad mirrors those that ran in other states when gay marriage came up for a vote. And campaign strategists on both sides agree, it’s been a game changer. KUOW’s Liz Jones takes a closer at the ad’s claims and the track record of this particular strategy.

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Referendum 74
4:55 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Obama Urges 'Yes' on Wash. Referendum 74

President Obama has formally shown his support for Referendum 74.
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President Obama is formally throwing his support to Referendum 74, which asks Washington voters to decide on same-sex marriage.

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Education Campaign Donors
6:34 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Why Idaho May Win And Lose In Fight To Uncover Donors To Education Proposition Campaign

Idaho’s Secretary of State wants a court to order a group campaigning for Idaho’s ballot referenda to reveal its donors. But making those names public before the election might be difficult. Adam Cotterell has more.

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Gay Marriage Issue Incites Attack
5:11 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Gay Marriage Issue Sparks Alleged Attack In Safeway Parking Lot

The King County Sheriff's Department had to intervene Sunday when emotions over Referendum 74 reached a boiling point. It happened in a Safeway parking lot in Burien, Wash.

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Referendum 74 Debate
6:31 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Checking The Facts Behind The Ads On Both Sides Of Wash. Same-Sex Marriage

Photo of two men holding hands.
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Ballots go out in Washington and Oregon at the end of this week. 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?

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