Gov. Chris Gregoire has officially signed same-sex marriage into law in Washington State in a ceremony held in the state capital of Olympia. Weddings will commence June 7, if opponents do not have 120,000 signatures to propose a November ballot referendum by June 6.
In legalizing gay marriage, Washington is the seventh marriage-equality state, joining New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C.
Time to celebrate, Seattle! And time to thank Gov. Chris Gregoire for championing our charge for equal rites.
It’s also time for Republicans in New Jersey and Maryland, where marriage equality measures are bubbling, up to watch this video of GOP Rep. Maureen Walsh waxing eloquent on why she supports gay marriage.