A large number of Washington-based companies have confirmed their support for Referendum 74, the equal marriage bill, which will be voted on next month in the state, by signing up to a newspaper advert.
Washington United for Marriage, an equal marriage advocacy group, funded the advert, which appeared on Sunday morning in the Sunday Seattle Times.
The Olympian posted a link to the full page ad, supported by Amazon, Expedia, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Nordstrum, REI, Starbucks, T-Mobile, and many others, which reads:
“We don’t want our employees, our customers or our friends and neigbors who are gay or lesbian to have to produce a legal document just to comfot a loved on in the hospital or to lose a partner of decades and be told that in the eyes of the government, they are considered a stranger.
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