On Wednesday night, with a vote of 28-21, the Washington state Senate passed a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. The House is likely to vote next week, and Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire has promised to sign the bill into law.
All in all, 24 Democrats and four Republicans--Steve Litzow, Cheryl Pflug, Andy Hill, and Joe Fain--voted yes, while remaining Republicans and just three Democrats--Jim Hargrove, Tim Sheldon and Paull Shin—voted no.
Congratulations to those who are working to make marriage equality a reality in Washington State, including our very active chapters in the area, who we hear were packing the halls at the vote last night!