Breaking: Washington legalizes same sex marriage

Washington state Gov. Christine Gregoire has signed a new law making the state the 7th to allow same sex marriage.

Gregoire signed the bill in the state reception room in the Capitol, surrounded by gay rights supporters. “I’m proud our same-sex couples will no longer be treated as separate but equal,” Gregoire said.

It’s a historic moment, but same-sex couples can’t walk down the aisle just yet.

The law takes effect June 7, but opponents are already mounting challenges on multiple fronts.

Opponents are going to try to bring a challenge on the November ballot. Which I imagine would only bring more left leaning voters to the polls.

Marriage is getting gayer every day.

New Jersey’s Senate also approved same sex marriage today. The House is expected to sign off as well, but sadly Gov. Christie has pledged to veto.

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  1. Posted February 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    I’m really glad to see this development, far too much of the reporting with the Rep. race has been so negative, its a glimmer of hope against the encroaching gloom.

    In a related note I hope my home country, Scotland, gets past this civil partnership nonsense and gives people what they want. There are far too many atheist leftys (though I am both) that are dismissing the debate because they dislike the institution of religion which is potentially leaving the homosexual rights without some of its larger supporters.

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