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Election results certified; gay marriage in Washington state legal at midnight

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire on Wednesday certified the state's election result, and in doing so signed into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state. [ Read more → ]
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Seattle gay man’s email campaign hopes to discourage support for marriage ban

Sunday, April 1, 2012
A Seattle gay man has embarked on a personal letter writing campaign, contacting Washington residents who backed a failed 2009 measure that sought to overturn the state's "everything but marriage" civil unions law, in hopes that his story might discourage them from supporting this year's effort to overturn the recently passed marriage equality law. [ Read more → ]
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Chris Christie ignores Chris Gregoire’s outreach on marriage equality

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) hopes to put the politically delicate question of same-sex marriage behind him and is prepared to swiftly veto a bill extending marriage rights to gays and lesbians, even if it means ignoring the arguments of proponents. [ Read more → ]
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Opponents of Washington marriage equality law launch repeal effort

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
OLYMPIA, WASH. -- Within hours of Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire signing a marriage equality bill into law, opponents filed the paperwork necessary to collect signatures for a referendum to overturn the law. [ Read more → ]
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Marriage equality moves forward in Washington, New Jersey

Monday, February 13, 2012
Marriage equality took center stage again on Monday, with progress on both coasts -- in Washington out west, and in the east, New Jersey. [ Read more → ]
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Washington governor to sign same-sex marriage bill on Monday

Sunday, February 12, 2012
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday will sign the newly passed legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state. A statehouse signing ceremony in Olympia has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. PST on Monday, the Governor's office has announced. [ Read more → ]
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Washington state House approves same-sex marriage bill

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington state House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to approve a same-sex marriage bill, putting the state on the cusp of becoming the seventh in the nation to offer full marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. [ Read more → ]
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Washington state House committee approves marriage equality bill

Monday, February 6, 2012
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A House panel in the Washington state legislature on Monday advanced its version of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, placing Washington state just steps from becoming the seventh U.S. state to offer full marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
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Washington state Senate approves marriage equality bill

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The Washington state Senate on Wednesday evening voted 28-21 in favor of SB 6239, a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. The bill, garnering three more votes than the required 25, passed with bipartisan support of 23 Democrats and four Republicans, and now moves to the House, where it already has enough support to pass. [ Read more → ]
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Advocates to deliver 24,000 postcards to Washington state senators prior to gay marriage vote

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
OLYMPIA, Wash. –A broad statewide coalition of organizations, congregations, unions and business associations that will work to obtain civil marriage for lesbian and gay couples in Washington State in 2012, will deliver more than 24,000 constituent postcards to every state senator on Wednesday prior to tonight's historic vote on marriage equality legislation, SB 6239. [ Read more → ]
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Washington state Senate committee advances marriage equality bill

Saturday, January 28, 2012
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state took another step closer to becoming the seventh state to offer full marriage equality as a Senate panel on Thursday advanced a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Support for same-sex marriage building among Washington state lawmakers

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state may soon become the seventh U.S. state to legalize gay marriage. A same-sex marriage bill is expected to be introduced in the state legislature by the end of the week, and according to a tally by the Associated Press, more Washington lawmakers are firmly supporting gay marriage than opposing it. [ Read more → ]
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Washington Governor announces support for gay marriage: ‘It’s time, it’s the right thing to do’

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- In an announcement before an audience of activists and supporters of marriage equality, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire (D), on Wednesday announced she will introduce historic legislation that if passed, would allow same-sex marriages in Washington state. [ Read more → ]
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