Washington Governor Chris Gregoire is
being thanked for her gay marriage endorsement with trays of gay
Gregoire on Wednesday said she would
bill in the upcoming legislative session that if approved would make
Washington state the seventh state to legalize gay marriage.
“Thank you Christine Gregoire! These
cakes are for YOU!” read the caption under a photo showing trays of
rainbow-colored cupcakes posted on the Facebook
page of Cupcake Royale.
Owner Jody Hall told The
Seattle Times that Gregoire and her staff would receive a
batch of the cupcakes in the coming week.
“I'm a lesbian business owner that
employs 75 people in my five Puget Sound area cafes,” said Hall.
“I'm also 'civil unioned' in the state of Washington, and my
partner Kelly and I have a little boy who's almost 3 named Truman.”
“I contribute a great deal to our
society – by providing amazing cupcakes to our customers, by
providing great jobs that come with health care coverage, and by
donating over 40,000 cupcakes a year to non-profits. Yet I'm a
second class citizen when it comes to my civil rights as an American.
I'm so proud of our governor for standing with the GLBT community in
putting forth legislation that may well bring equality to all in our