Washington Poised to be 7th State in the Nation to Legalize Gay Marriage

Gay Couple at Seattle Pride. Image by Oscar C. Williams

While Washington State has had domestic partnerships since 2007, it appears not that the State Legislature has enough votes to pass same-sex marriage. From the Miami Herald: “Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen says she will support the measure, becoming the 25th vote needed to pass the bill out of the Senate. The House already has enough support, and Gov. Chris Gregoire has endorsed the plan. Washington would become the seventh state to legalize same-sex marriages, following New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.”

This is exciting news for the West Coast state, which is already a big LGBT tourist destination. Looks like there may be lots of same-sex weddings going on at Volunteer Park in Capitol Hill!

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