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Gay Marriage Comes to Washington

By on 2.13.12 | 2:17PM

Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a bill that will make same-sex couples eligible for marriage licenses. The change takes effect on June 7.

Washington joins New York and New Hampshire as the states that have approved same-sex marriage by legislative action rather than judicial fiat. Legislative action on this front in Maine was undone by the state's voters in a referendum.

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