Thursday, February 2, 2012

Reason #124: Lucky Number Seven

I almost waited to do this one, but since people are saying that the Washington state Senate has been considered the primary hurdle on the road to its current gay-marriage bill getting passed, I think it's safe to tout its passage in the aforementioned Senate last night as an unequivocal victory - and 28 - 21, at that. Four of those "yea" votes were even from Republicans, which means they actually could've defeated it if they'd all toed the line, which really shows you just how strong popular must be in the state.

The bill is expected to coast through the House next week, at which point Democratic Governor Christine Gregoire will enthusiastically sign it. To see the way this Seattle Times article characterizes it, as excited as proponents were as it was going down, no one was even especially nervous at the time. Which is exactly the kind of thing you want to hear at this point - we're not even up to ten states yet, and it's already being treated as a foregone conclusion.

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