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Same-sex marriage supporters celebrating

Published On: Nov 08 2012 01:47:07 AM CST
Same-sex marriage supporters celebrating
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Same-sex marriage supporters are celebrating across Washington as R-74 gains momentum.

As of Wednesday night, R-74 was passing with 52-percent of the vote.

"I'm really proud to be a Washingtonian," said Margee Witt, supporter of same sex marriage.

Margee Witt and her partner, Laurie Johnson have been together for nearly a decade.  Last year, the couple gave each other diamond rings as a symbol of hope.  They've always hoped their commitment would be recognized by our government.

"We've been kind of holding our breath," said Witt.

"I think the plans are solidifying for our friends and family all of a sudden we have 50 wedding planners," said Laurie Johnson

With backers of R-74 claiming victory, Witt and Johnson said they will be planning a wedding in the near future.

"We just want a life, we want to love each other and get through life together," said Witt

Witt has been an activist for equality since she was discharged from the U.S. Air Force under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

Witt's discharge sparked a high profile court battle that finally ended in her favor in 2010.

She now fights for equal rights for other military members. "I'm honored to be able to do it," she added.

Even though many supporters believe R-74 will pass, opponents have not conceded the race.

"It's not over till it's over, you're not there until you're there, but we feel pretty good about it," said Witt.