Dozens of Corporations Sign on to Full Page ad in ‘Seattle Times’ Declaring Support for Marriage Equality


Costco, Nordstrom, Microsoft, REI, and many others have signed on to a new full-page ad from Washington United for Marriage in support of Referendum 74 which appeared in this Sunday's Seattle Times, The Olympian reports:

The newspaper ad comes three days after opponents of R-74 released their first television ad, which uses the theme that R-74 is redefining marriage, adds no new rights for gays and could leave businesses subject to lawsuits.

Ballots go into the mail as soon as Wednesday and should start landing in mailboxes as soon as Thursday for the Nov. 6 election. Washington runs one of the nation’s two all-mail elections systems.

The Evergreen State is one of four where gay-marriage questions are on the ballot this fall and it was the first state in 2009 to affirm same-sex relationships by a popular vote when Referendum 71's domestic partnership law (also known as the "everything but marriage" law) was upheld.

I've posted the ad below: