When Eric Palmer came to Augustana College four years ago, he wasn't expecting to fall in love. And he certainly wasn't expecting to be a pioneer when he requested to use the chapel to declare his devotion to his fiance.
In her farewell address that called school funding and transportation the top state challenges today, two-term Gov. Chris Gregoire also noted that Washington voted for a same-sex marriage law by the largest margin in the country last November, approving Referendum 74.
A Seattle church that won’t accept gay people as members has relocated into a new building right next to Seattle’s LGBT district. The Mars Hill Church Downtown Seattle’s new home is blocks from Capitol Hill, which is known locally as the “gayborhood.”