same-sex marriage http://kuow.org en Washington To Convert Domestic Partners To 'Married' In June http://kuow.org/post/washington-convert-domestic-partners-married-june <p></p><p>The wedding day for about 7,000 same-sex couples in Washington is just three months away. It’s not a date they chose, but one set by the state’s same-sex marriage law. Some couples are excited, but others never planned to marry at&nbsp;all. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:57:04 +0000 Paige Browning 31678 at http://kuow.org Washington To Convert Domestic Partners To 'Married' In June Oregon Will Not Defend Itself In Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits http://kuow.org/post/oregon-will-not-defend-itself-same-sex-marriage-lawsuits <p>Oregon will not defend itself in a pair of federal lawsuits challenging the state's prohibition of same-sex marriages.</p><p>Democratic Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum took that position in a court brief filed Thursday. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:47:07 +0000 Chris Lehman 29147 at http://kuow.org Oregon Will Not Defend Itself In Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits Happily Ever After: Couple Reflects On Life After DOMA http://kuow.org/post/happily-ever-after-couple-reflects-life-after-doma <p></p><p>Otts Bolisay, who had spent more than half his life in the US on various immigration visas, was approaching the end of the line. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Liz Jones 26045 at http://kuow.org Happily Ever After: Couple Reflects On Life After DOMA Amid Protests Of Vice Principal's Resignation, Youth Mark Changing Catholic Church http://kuow.org/post/amid-protests-vice-principals-resignation-youth-mark-changing-catholic-church <p>David Hyde talks with Seattle PI columnist Joel Connelly about changing attitudes towards same-sex marriage in the Catholic church. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:45:31 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn & Rachel Lam & Jenny Asarnow 25860 at http://kuow.org Amid Protests Of Vice Principal's Resignation, Youth Mark Changing Catholic Church Same-Sex Marriage Anniversary An Economic Boost For Washington http://kuow.org/post/same-sex-marriage-anniversary-economic-boost-washington <p>Before gay marriage was legalized in Washington state, wedding planner Jenny Harding organized about two same-sex weddings a year.</p><p>Last year? Sixteen. Three were out of state, from California, Oregon and Vermont (where same-sex marriage is also legal). Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:24:27 +0000 Sara Lerner 25184 at http://kuow.org Same-Sex Marriage Anniversary An Economic Boost For Washington Same-Sex Marriage: Rep. Jamie Pedersen Tells His Story http://kuow.org/post/same-sex-marriage-rep-jamie-pedersen-tells-his-story <p>Marcie Sillman talks to state Rep. Jamie Pedersen about his personal story concerning the one-year anniversary of same-sex marriages in Washington.&nbsp; Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:27:33 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Christine Streich 25181 at http://kuow.org Same-Sex Marriage: Rep. Jamie Pedersen Tells His Story Washington's Same-Sex Marriage Impact http://kuow.org/post/washingtons-same-sex-marriage-impact <p>David Hyde speaks with&nbsp; <a href="http://www.law.washington.edu/directory/Profile.aspx?ID=150&amp;vw=media">Peter Nicolas, </a>a University of Washington law professor, about the impact of the popular vote to legalize same-sex marriage on the one-year anniversary of the first legal weddings in this state.&nbsp; Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:27:06 +0000 David Hyde 25152 at http://kuow.org Washington's Same-Sex Marriage Impact King County Sheriff John Urquhart, Photographing Nature, And Singer Mary Lambert http://kuow.org/post/king-county-sheriff-john-urquhart-photographing-nature-and-singer-mary-lambert <p><strong>King County Sheriff</strong><br>King County Sheriff John Urquhart joins us to discuss policing in King County. &nbsp;<br><br><strong>The Joys And Challenges Of Protecting And Photographing Nature</strong><br>Seattle’s famed wildlife photographer Paul Bannick won a Cannon Award for his photo of a snowy owl. Bannick joins us to talk about the challenges of photographing owls, Washington’s wildlife conservation efforts and what it’s like to watch nature for hours.</p><p><strong>"She Keeps Me Warm," A Conversation With Mary Lambert</strong><br>Singer/songwriter Mary Lambert is best known for her collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on their single “Same Love.” She’s now releasing a single of her own titled, “She Keeps Me Warm.” Mary is a writer, poet, performer and activist whose work is raw, emotional and honest. She joins us to talk about her music and the stories that inspire her work. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 17060 at http://kuow.org King County Sheriff John Urquhart, Photographing Nature, And Singer Mary Lambert Friends Of Same Sex Marriage Toast Supreme Court, Conservatives Declare Battle Not Over http://kuow.org/post/friends-same-sex-marriage-toast-supreme-court-conservatives-declare-battle-not-over <p>You can bet the U.S. Supreme Court was toasted a number of times over the weekend by same-sex couples and their friends. Last Wednesday, the court overturned a key provision of the national Defense Of Marriage Act. That decision extended federal rights and benefits to same-sex couples in states like Washington where such marriages are legal. But national conservative groups aren’t calling it quits just yet. They’re <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/day6/episodes/2013/06/28/episode-136-same-sex-marriage-battle-not-over-albertas-buried-flood-plan-new-palestinian-hero-and-mo/">working to stop</a> the spread of same-sex marriage to other states.</p><p><strong>Full list of stories from <em>KUOW Presents</em>, July 1:</strong> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:32:58 +0000 Joshua McNichols 15898 at http://kuow.org Friends Of Same Sex Marriage Toast Supreme Court, Conservatives Declare Battle Not Over Effect Of DOMA Ruling Murky For Idaho, Oregon Couples Married Elsewhere http://kuow.org/post/effect-doma-ruling-murky-idaho-oregon-couples-married-elsewhere <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/062613JR_NWDomaFallout_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>It's still not clear what the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act will mean for many same-sex couples in the Northwest. That's because of new legal questions surrounding the hundreds of couples who have marriage licenses from Washington state but live in states like Idaho and Oregon that have banned same-sex marriage.<p>Charli Deltenre of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, still needs to make an extra trip on her wedding day. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:38:16 +0000 Jessica Robinson 15702 at http://kuow.org Effect Of DOMA Ruling Murky For Idaho, Oregon Couples Married Elsewhere Seattle Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Celebrate DOMA Ruling http://kuow.org/post/seattle-same-sex-marriage-supporters-celebrate-doma-ruling <p>Same-sex couples around the Seattle area celebrated Wednesday’s historic ruling from the US Supreme Court that struck down some bans on gay marriage. The ruling spurred some couples to think about making wedding plans, now that they would receive new federal benefits. Others were inspired to apply for a marriage license, or even get married on the historic day. For many, Wednesday started out as a day of anticipation and anxiety and ended as a day of elation. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:42:51 +0000 Derek Wang 15671 at http://kuow.org Seattle Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Celebrate DOMA Ruling Same-Sex-Marriage Fight Shifts Back To States http://kuow.org/post/same-sex-marriage-fight-shifts-back-states The dual victories the Supreme Court <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/26/195857796/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act">handed</a> to gay-marriage supporters Wednesday seemed to temporarily shift the focus of the fight from Washington to the states.<p>For instance, one of the more notable reactions to the Supreme Court decisions overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and upholding a lower court ruling that blocked California's Proposition 8 from taking effect came from the American Civil Liberties Union.<p>The <a href="http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/aclu-hi Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:58:52 +0000 Frank James 15675 at http://kuow.org Same-Sex-Marriage Fight Shifts Back To States Pushing Same-Sex Rights From The Right: A History Of The Log Cabin Republicans http://kuow.org/post/pushing-same-sex-rights-right-history-log-cabin-republicans <p></p><p>This week, we've been airing DecodeDC's <a href="http://www.decodedc.com/home/2013/6/6/episode-14-a-red-scare.html">excellent interview</a> with Log Cabin Republican founder Rich Tafel. Tafel makes the case that progress on big issues can only occur when there are parallel movements in both the Republican and Democratic parties. He says that explains why same-sex rights have advanced so rapidly lately, whereas the environmental movement has largely failed to escape its self-imposed ghetto within the Democratic party.</p><p>Tafel's uniquely post-partisan approach isn't confined to national politics. Washington state has its own chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans. Republican and former Washington Secretary of State&nbsp;Sam Reed says they haven't been a major force in this state. But they're doing important work in making friends with Republicans. And it's Republicans with gay and lesbian friends who are changing the Republican party.</p><p>Here are a few interviews KUOW's Joshua McNichols conducted with Troy Bodnar, vice president of Washington state's chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Full list of stories from <em>KUOW Presents</em>, June 26: </strong> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:05:22 +0000 Joshua McNichols 15646 at http://kuow.org Pushing Same-Sex Rights From The Right: A History Of The Log Cabin Republicans Local Reactions To High Court Decision On DOMA http://kuow.org/post/local-reactions-high-court-decision-doma <p>UPDATE: 6/26/13, 3:17 p.m. PT</p><p><strong>More Questions Remain</strong></p><p>University of Washington law professor <a href="http://www.law.washington.edu/directory/Profile.aspx?ID=150">Peter Nicolas</a> co-wrote a book on same-sex marriage called "<a href="http://www.gayrightsmap.com/">The Geography of Love</a>."<br><br>In an interview today on <em>The Conversation </em>with Ross Reynolds, Nicolas said one question that remains regarding the today’s Supreme Court decision is whether legal same-sex marriages will be recognized across state borders. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:00:16 +0000 KUOW Staff 15631 at http://kuow.org Local Reactions To High Court Decision On DOMA New Numbers Released On Gay Marriage Certificates In Washington http://kuow.org/post/new-numbers-released-gay-marriage-certificates-washington <p>Since gay marriage became legal late last year in Washington, there have been thousands of same-sex weddings. The Department of Health for the state says there were 2,413 gay marriages between December 6 of last year and March 31 of this year based on the number of signed marriage certificates have been turned into the state. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:20:01 +0000 Lisa Brooks 14526 at http://kuow.org New Numbers Released On Gay Marriage Certificates In Washington