thedailywhat:

Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: Washington’s House of Representatives voted today 55-43 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriages in the state.
This makes the bill effectively a law: The state Senate passed it last week, and Gov. Chris Gregoire has already stated publicly that she intends to sign it right away.
However, same-sex couples would have to wait at  least until June before they can get married — and that’s only if opponents of gay rights are unsuccessful in obtaining the required number of signatures necessary for a referendum.
If they succeed, same-sex couples in Washington will have to wait until the state’s voters decide their fate at the ballot in November. The latest poll numbers show an near-even split between those would approve same-sex marriages and those who would ban them.
Today’s vote in Washington comes 24 hours after California’s 9th Circuit Court upheld a previous ruling declaring the state’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.
[king5 / photo: gg.]

thedailywhat:

Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: Washington’s House of Representatives voted today 55-43 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriages in the state.

This makes the bill effectively a law: The state Senate passed it last week, and Gov. Chris Gregoire has already stated publicly that she intends to sign it right away.

However, same-sex couples would have to wait at  least until June before they can get married — and that’s only if opponents of gay rights are unsuccessful in obtaining the required number of signatures necessary for a referendum.

If they succeed, same-sex couples in Washington will have to wait until the state’s voters decide their fate at the ballot in November. The latest poll numbers show an near-even split between those would approve same-sex marriages and those who would ban them.

Today’s vote in Washington comes 24 hours after California’s 9th Circuit Court upheld a previous ruling declaring the state’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.

[king5 / photo: gg.]

(Source: thedailywhat)

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    My state is better than yours :P
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    Come on, guys, we’re so fracking close!
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    Finally, something NOT stupid from politics.
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    I WILL. I’M GONNA PROPOSE THE SHIT OUT OF HER. THEN WE’LL HAVE A BITCHIN’ ASS WEDDING WITH FLOWERS AND PRETTY AUTUMN...
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    So happy about this! :D
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    I WANT YOU TO MARRY THE SHIT OUT OF YOUR WIFE AND HAVE A MOTHERFUCKING HAPPY LIFE TOGETHER
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    I hope so. My Zachy lives there and he needs legality.
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