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Washington State Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

Only a day after the historic ruling in California that Prop 8 is unconstitutional, the Washington House has followed the Senate in passing the legalization of same sex marriage. The Governor has confirmed she’ll sign it, making Washington State the 7th state to legalize same sex marriage.

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The action comes a day after a federal appeals court declared California’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, saying it was a violation of the civil rights of gay and lesbian couples.

The Washington House passed the bill on a 55-43 vote. The state Senate approved the measure last week. And Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire is expected to sign the measure into law next week.

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