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.

Boston, MA

Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/mrtweed/ Ali

    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.