Target: The voters of Washington State
Goal: Thank Washington State voters for passing same the sex marriage referendum, and supporting marriage equality for all
Recently, same-sex couples won the right to marry in Washington State. The referendum passed 52 to 48 percent, making Washington one of only three states to approve gay marriage by popular vote. Maryland and Maine also approved gay marriage in the recent election. While gay marriage is legal in other states, it has never before been approved by popular vote.
Zach Silk, a spokesman for Washington United for Marriage, called the election a “historic day.” Many people are hopeful that the recent approvals from Maine, Maryland and Washington will open the floodgates for other states to approve same-sex marriage as well.
Even in states where gay marriage is not yet legal, strides are being made towards equality. Minnesota has not yet legalized gay marriage, but voters did reject a bill that would clearly define marriage as between a man and a woman in the state’s constitution. So while gay marriage still remains illegal in Minnesota, making it legal will be much easier in the future.
While Washington State voters have given their approval of same-sex marriage, the issue is not yet closed. As with most controversial topics, the debate continues. Preserve Marriage Washington, a political group dedicated to fighting gay marriage, issued a statement saying they will continue to advocate against homosexual marriage.
Sign the petition below, and tell Washington that you support and applaud its approval of gay marriage.
Dear Washington State Voters,
Thank you for passing the same-sex marriage referendum despite opposition from anti-gay political groups. Your support for marriage equality is an example for the rest of the country, and encouraging to everyone fighting for equal rights.
By becoming one of only three states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote, you are letting everyone know that it’s time to embrace equal rights for all. I congratulate you on taking this step towards social justice.
[Your Name Here]
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