Monday, December 3, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Pride Foundation: Marriage Equality Explained

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free, but reservations required at email address below.


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 same-sex marriages. A panel including 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 discusses 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 follows the discussion. Presented by the Pride Foundation.

Free; but reservations are required by emailing Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue.



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  1. Barb Oliver
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    Will be there.

  2. Catherine North
    Posted November 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    I e-mailed to attend – should I have gotten an answer or just assume I’m okay?

    • Town Hall
      Posted November 28, 2012 at 10:20 am | Permalink

      I would assume that if you’ve sent in your RSVP email that you are covered. Should be a great event!

    • Jill Mullins
      Posted December 3, 2012 at 11:00 am | Permalink

      You can assume you’re okay if you emailed. We are using the email RSVP to have an idea of how many people will attend. We are then using that information to advise all the orgs, businesses and attorneys who will be providing information about their services in the lobby about how many people may be there so they have enough materials for everyone.

  3. Tim McCullom
    Posted November 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    We are planning our wedding for 7/6/13 here in Spokane !! So excited!! Where can we go to find out about (name change, SSI, taxes, ins. Ect…

    • Town Hall
      Posted November 28, 2012 at 10:21 am | Permalink

      Congratulations, Tim!

  4. Pat
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    how many folk does Town Hall hold and have the reservations filled it as of 4:00 today?

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