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Social Outreach Seattle Asks Washingtonians to Approve Marriage Equality

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In addition to music videos and campaign ads that highlight faith, YouTube has even more videos promoting marriage equality in Washington State. Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea) has begun releasing campaign ads urging Washington voters to approve Referendum 74, which would ensure marriage equality in the state.

The organization plans to release one video per day from October 1 – 15. SOSea is using the videos to encourage all straight allies to come out in public support of Marriage Equality and to vote to Approve Referendum 74 in November.

The first video features Washington State Senator Ed Murray, State Representative Maureen Walsh, State Representative Jamie Pedersen, Lauren Husband, and others.

The second video features the founding members of SOSea and is titled, "SOSea: Who We Are."

"The SOSea video series is an answer to LGBTQ community members who ask, 'Where are the gay people in gay marriage equality TV spots?'" said Social Outreach Seattle Founder and Executive Director Shaun Knittel. "By reaching out to local leaders in the LGBTQ equality movement, community members, entertainer, and allies, SOSea has produced over 15 different ads that range from humorous to heartfelt in an effort to reach voters in all communities."

SOSea is a coalition of LGBT and allied persons who care about the issues, politics, and social inequalities that exist in the world. Since July 2012, founding members have worked with local LGBTQ and allied businesses, orgs, clubs, groups, and individuals that believe in the SOSea mission. SOSea is governed by a dedicated group of local LGBTQ and Allied committee members.

GLAAD applauds the work of SOSea and the videos being released through October. We encourage people to watch the new videos each day, share them on social media, along with a comment about why marriage equality is important to them. 

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