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Gay Marriage Is Signed Into Law: Your Response

Steve Scher
02/13/2012 at 9:00 a.m.

Gay Marriage Is Signed Into Law: Your Response: At 11:30 this morning, Governor Chris Gregoire will sign legislation making Washington the seventh state to allow same–sex marriage. By June, couples who have long awaited this day will have wedding plans to make. How do you feel? What has been your journey in this debate? Were you involved? Opposed? Have you changed your mind over time? Are you planning a wedding for this summer at long last? Share your story with us: 1.800.289.5869 (KUOW).

Independent Adoption In Washington State: A Personal Story: What does it take to independently adopt a child in Washington state? What are the highs and lows? Producer Katy Sewall speaks with one woman about her quest to adopt a child.

Poet Laureate Of Washington Kathleen Flenniken: Kathleen Flenniken worked for eight years as a civil engineer before she turned to writing poetry. Now she is the poet laureate of Washington state. Steve Scher talks to Kathleen Flenniken about her work and her muse.

Sound Of The Day: Today's sound of the day was sent to us by Weekday listener Jerry Packard.


You, the listener. Call us with response to the same sex marriage bill being signed into law at 1.800.289.5869 (KUOW) or 206.543.5869 (KUOW).

Katie Blinn is state elections co–director for the Washington Secretary of State.

Lori and her husband Sean have been trying to independently adopt a child for the last few years.

Kathleen Flenniken is the poet laureate of Washington. Her book, "Famous," won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her second collection, "Plume," will be published this spring and has been selected by Linda Bierds for the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series. She teaches poetry through Seattle's Writers in the Schools program, Jack Straw, and other arts agencies. Flenniken is also co–editor and president of Floating Bridge Press and president of the board at Jack Straw.

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