01/22/2012: "Gov Thanks Companies Re Marriage Equality"
Gov. Gregoire has issued a press release thanking those in the business world who support marriage equality legislation .
Gregoire made the following statement today in response to several Northwest companies announcing support of SB6239 and HB2516: "I thank Microsoft, Nike, Vulcan, Inc., RealNetworks, Group Health Cooperative and Concur for standing up for marriage equality in our state.
They understand that our same-sex couples deserve the same respect and dignity as their peers and that loving, committed relationships add to vibrant and diverse workforces.
The support of these employers is courageous and appreciated."