Seattle-based singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile was a vocal supporter of R-74 and Music For Marriage Equality, the music industry's coalition fighting for same-sex marriage. In light of the apparent passage of R-74, Carlile released the following statement to Seattle Weekly:
I'm really proud of Washington State today and always. Let the conversations begin! Now that these equal rights are being recognized by our state, we can start talking about the new ways in which we can bring people of all walks of life together. We've removed an enormous partition between ourselves and those in our community who we can and should seek to understand and serve.
Thank you so much to the people that gave of themselves to see this succeed, especially those of you that it may not directly benefit! I can't wait to tell my kids about that part of the story.