Things are moving quickly toward “I do” now that Washington voters have approved marriage equality, but some legal issues persist due to federal and state failures to recognize marriage for same-sex couples.
Moderated by Anne Levinson, the “Marriage Equality Explained” panel took place December 3 in Seattle and included David Ward of Legal Voice, Public Interest Law Group and ACLU cooperating attorney Hank Balson, Shelbi Day of Lambda Legal, and Jill Mullins of the QLaw Foundation discussing how state and federal laws impact the realization of full marriage equality, from taxes, insurance, Social Security benefits, immigration, and parental rights to the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. An audience Q&A followed the discussion.
Recorded at Town Hall Seattle on December 3, 2012.
Visit the Marriage Resources for Washington page for links to marriage licensing info, and tools to help you find LGBTQ-friendly wedding businesses and supportive religious institutions.