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same sex marriage bill passes

8:17 pm - 02/01/2012

State Senate approves gay marriage bill

The state Senate passed legislation Wednesday night that legalizes gay marriage. The bill now goes to the House, where it's expected to pass easily.

OLYMPIA — A bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington cleared its biggest legislative hurdle Wednesday night in a historic vote by the state Senate.

Lawmakers approved the bill 28 to 21. The measure now heads for the House where it's expected to easily pass as early as next week. The governor supports the bill as well.

Washington would become the seventh state to legalize gay marriage.

The outcome, while expected, culminates more than decade of work by Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, the prime sponsor of the bill, and the gay and lesbian community.

"A lot of people are just stunned, particularly people my age and older, to think this day would actually come in our lifetime," Murray told reporters before the vote.

Gay marriage opponents have promised to challenge any same-sex marriage law at the ballot. A referendum cannot be filed until the governor signs the legislation.

The bill is SB 6239.

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poetic_pixie_13 2nd-Feb-2012 05:19 am (UTC)

schexyschteve 2nd-Feb-2012 05:26 am (UTC)
tabaqui 2nd-Feb-2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
Ah, man, every one of these pictures is just...adorable. And a little tear-making. I particularly love the last one, that look of sheer joy and fondness as what I'm thinking are they're kids.
*has all the feelings*
13chapters 2nd-Feb-2012 05:39 am (UTC)
beautiful picspam!
sephystabbity 2nd-Feb-2012 06:40 am (UTC)
AAHHHH THIS PICSPAMS *flails at the storm of OMGTHECUTE* ;A;
crossfire 2nd-Feb-2012 07:04 am (UTC)
I love that last pic sfm. They look so HAPPY. :D
johnjie 2nd-Feb-2012 09:05 am (UTC)
These are such BEAUTIFUL pictures, thank you for sharing :3
rylee900 2nd-Feb-2012 09:33 am (UTC)
Yay,wedding pictures :D
ohmiya_sg 2nd-Feb-2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
That first one with the baby! *___*
darsynia 2nd-Feb-2012 02:01 pm (UTC)
Oh my god I'm in tears that is so beautiful. Thank you SO much for sharing this. I want to laminate it for those times when I feel depressed, because it's impossible not to be happy for those people looking at those amazing pictures.
ultra_obscene84 2nd-Feb-2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
Look at them spreading their gay agenda...

of being adorable, cute, etc.
pipsdixiechick 2nd-Feb-2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
AWWW I love the second to the last pic! And the 4th one up-I WANT their dresses! :-D
eyetosky 2nd-Feb-2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
bleed_peroxide 2nd-Feb-2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
I think by about picture three, I was tearing up. They're all so happy.

Tell me again about how bad gay marriage is, homophobes. Tell me how a couple in love that looks so radiantly happy is ever a bad thing.
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