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Ranker leads Bellingham 'Pride' Parade

Kevin Ranker - Contributed photo
Kevin Ranker
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Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker served recently as Grand Marshal of the Bellingham Pride Parade, the capstone of a week of Gay Pride events in Bellingham.

“It was an honor to serve as this year’s Grand Marshal,” Ranker noted in a press release. “I hope residents left the parade and week of events with a renewed commitment to further equality in our state and pass Referendum 74.”

Referendum 74, which would validate the state's marriage equality law, is on the November ballot.

Elected to the Washington State Senate in 2008 and up for re-election in 2012, Ranker co-sponsored the legislation making Washington the seventh state to recognize full marriage equality.

As chairman of the Senate Energy, Natural Resources and Marine Waters Committee, Ranker has also been active on energy, climate change and environmental protection issues.

 

 

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