We’ve known for a while that Washington State would be the seventh in the nation to pass marriage equality, but that doesn’t mean putting the icing on the cake shouldn’t be cause for celebration.
The State House and Senate passed the bill last week, and now the office of Gov. Christine Gregoir has announced she’ll sign the bill into law at 11:30am PST/2:30pm EST today.
Expect the first gay weddings in June 7, as well as some backlash from NOM and other anti-marriage-equality organizations. Maggie Gallagher and her ilk will need to collect 120,000 signatures by June 6 and a whopping 241,153 John Hancocks by July 6 to get the issue on the ballot for November.
If Gallagher and her homophobic henchmen encounters similar roadblocks that she does in the amazing interview below, then she’ll have a real problem getting the people of Washington State to swat down marriage equality—or to even answer their doorbell. Meanwhile, Santorum has flown in to the state to talk with anti-marriage folks.