Browse the resources below to learn about marriage equality and the law in Washington state.
On November 6, 2012, Washington voters approved Referendum 74, which enables same-sex couples to be married under Washington state law. This document addresses issues relevant to same-sex couples where one or both partners are not U.S. citizens, as their marriage may have an impact on their immigration status. Content Detail
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Married same-sex couples can get coverage under the same Medicare and Medicaid rules as married opposite-sex couples in all states. Read More
This memo is about the legal status of same-sex couples with respect to the children they are raising. Washington law provides several ways that same-sex couples with children can legally establish the parental rights of both parents. The law on these issues has changed significantly over the last decade and will probably continue to change. Read More