A referendum is being held in the state of Washington this coming election to decide if gay marriage will be allowed in the state. The bill was signed into law on February 13th, 2012, but is now being put to referendum to allow the public a say on the matter. Luckily, Amendment One was not the only governmental legislation dealing with the rights of gay people.
Several musicians include Ben Gibbard, Tegan and Sara and Macklemore are working together to form Music for Marriage Equality, a group that uses music to encourage voters to support equality. North Carolina’s referendum on gay marriage was held in a place of deep conservatism and old theology. Washington will likely speak with more of a progressive choice. Check out a video produced for the cause by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis “Same Love.”