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An emotional Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation Monday making Washington the seventh state to legalize marriage between same-sex couples, declaring it was time “to make history in this great state.”
Gregoire’s voice broke as she descrbed conversations with her two daughters, who told her that marriage equality was “the civil rights issue of their generation … Thank you to that younger generation and my two daughters.”
The governor presided at a ceremony in Olympia, joined by legislative leaders and the longtime same-sex partners of such lawmakers as Sen. Ed Murray and Reps. Jamie Pedersen and Laurie Jinkins.
The law goes into effect on June 7, unless opponents succeed in gathering 120,577 valid voter signatures to force a referendum in November.  If so, marriage equality would be held up pending a decision by Washington voters.

Yes she did:

An emotional Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation Monday making Washington the seventh state to legalize marriage between same-sex couples, declaring it was time “to make history in this great state.”

Gregoire’s voice broke as she descrbed conversations with her two daughters, who told her that marriage equality was “the civil rights issue of their generation … Thank you to that younger generation and my two daughters.”

The governor presided at a ceremony in Olympia, joined by legislative leaders and the longtime same-sex partners of such lawmakers as Sen. Ed Murray and Reps. Jamie Pedersen and Laurie Jinkins.

The law goes into effect on June 7, unless opponents succeed in gathering 120,577 valid voter signatures to force a referendum in November.  If so, marriage equality would be held up pending a decision by Washington voters.

Washington appeared almost certain to become the seventh state to allow same-sex marriage after the State Senate voted late Wednesday for a measure that would allow gay and lesbian couples to marry beginning this summer.

Supporters had considered the Senate to be the more challenging chamber in which to pass the bill, but it was approved easily, by a vote of 28 to 21, after less than 90 minutes of debate. The measure now moves to the House, where it has wide support and could be voted on as soon as next week. Gov. Christine Gregoire has urged the bill’s approval. The governor is a Democrat, and both legislative chambers are controlled by Democrats.

Washington State Senate Passes Gay Marriage Bill

monsterpussy:

Did you know that I didn’t realise DC wasn’t in Washington state until 2 years ago? It was a tough lesson to learn. On ya, Washington!