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Washington state legislature votes to approve same-sex marriage
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Source: CNN

CNN) -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers in
Washington State voted Wednesday in favor
of a bill that would legalize same-sex
marriage, putting Washington on the path
toward becoming the seventh state in the
nation to legalize marriage for gay and
lesbian couples.
"With today's vote, we tell the nation that
Washington state will no longer deny our
citizens the opportunity to marry the person
they love," said Gov. Chris Gregoire, a
Demorcrat who has vowed to sign it. "We
tell every child of same-sex couples that
their family is every bit as equal and
important as all other families in our state.
And we take a major step toward
completing a long and important journey to
end discrimination based on sexual
The law will go into effect in June, when the
legislative session ends, unless opponents
halt its implementation by putting it on the
November 2012 ballot.
The 55-43 vote in the House included two
Republicans in support of the bill. The
Senate vote last week was 28-21 and
included four Republicans.

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