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ELECTION: Thanks for approving R-74

Letter by Craig E. Waterbury, Auburn on Nov. 9, 2012 at 11:39 am with No Comments »
November 9, 2012 12:34 pm

My partner and I are representative of less than 10 percent of the households in this state. We are well aware that Referendum 74 would never have been approved without many of our straight friends and neighbors standing with us.

I am 58 and, while I knew this day would eventually come, I had resigned myself to never seeing it. The people of Washington state have proved me wrong.

We want to express how humbled and honored we were to witness the countless hours of volunteer work and millions of dollars donated by people who “didn’t have a dog in this race.”

We don’t know how to express our deep gratitude other than by saying “thank you.” Thank you not only for the two of us, but also for the generations of young people to come who will know that, if they choose someone of the same gender to make a family, their relationships will be respected and supported.

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