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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-02-12 01:06 AM
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Washington State Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Equality Bill 28-21
Edited on Thu Feb-02-12 01:12 AM by Sapphocrat
Source: The New Civil Rights Movement

At 7:58 PM local time tonight, the Washington State Senate passed a same-sex marriage equality bill by a higher than anticipated 28-21 margin. The bill had been gaining traction over the past week in the Senate, with an expected 26 votes earned before debate began tonight at 6:33 PM local time. The same-sex marriage bill now moves on to the House, where passage by a wide margin is highly-expected. ...

During the debate, the usual concerns for religious liberties came up and were taken into account. Also debated were allowing merchants, small businesses, and others who make their living off the marriage industry photographers and justices of the peace, for example to deny service to same-sex couples getting married. That amendment was denied.

Also not adopted was the measure that would have put the same-sex marriage bill to a public referendum. ...


Read more: http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/washington-state-s...



Fuck me -- I'm sobbing here, seriously. I haven't felt so much chest-busting joy since the CA SC acknowledged our right to marry in June '08.

'Course, I know what happened to that -- but this is better: As I read it, it will NOT go to a vote of the bigots (and even if it did, look what happened with Ref-71).

Jimeny Cricket on a Trailer Hitch, fuck me blind, this is the greatest fucking thing!

Ah, GEEZ, this is GREAT!

Somebody lift a glass with me! :toast:

And then tell me where my wife and I should buy a home. :D

On edit: Stupid typo.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-02-12 07:15 AM
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1. I'll lift a glass with you--and, of course, I will recommend buying a home in Massachusetts, the
first state to recognize same gender marriage (and never look back).

Sure, we have our bigots, like any other state, but at least our state laws and state constitution don't validate the fockers.

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