Washington voters approve gay marriage

Last updated 11:08 09/11/2012

Relevant offers


US town pitches in to help terminally ill man harvest his farm 'I didn't want to see them suffering': US mother confesses to suffocating her three young children Multiple injuries as double-decker bus hits bridge in London Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry among the parade of pop stars aiding Clinton in the closing weeks 'They said they panicked': Sisters confess to burying their 94-year-old father, police say Mum feeds stranger's kid for weeks after son asks for extra lunch for boy in need North Korea's newest zoo attraction is a chimpanzee trained to smoke cigarettes Australian photographer invents 'SpudCamera' and takes selfie with it Trump vowing to sue 'every one' of his female accusers Perth father charged with murdering his children

Washington state has approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first US states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote.

Voter returns released since election night show Referendum 74 has maintained its lead. Opponents conceded the race Thursday, while supporters declared victory a day earlier.

Zach Silk, a spokesman for Washington United for Marriage, called it a "historic day."

"We have always understood that there are good people on the other side of this issue," he said in a statement issued Thursday. "Yet, we remain confident that once people see how much marriage matters to families, they will realize that the love and commitment that marriage embodies only strengthens families, neighborhoods and communities."

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content