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Gay Marriage in WA State

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Our State Senate in Olymmpia Washington just passed a gay marriage bill. Yay!!!!

Next week it will go to the House where it is predicted to pass overwhelmingly.

Then it will go to our Governor who has already stated she will sign it.

Then, we will have gay marriage. Seattle can be a destination point for weddings. Awesome.

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What wonderful news!

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YAY! So I can now get married in New York AND Seattle if I so wish it?! AWESOME!

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BPLady, congrats! I just watched an amaing real life documentary of an LGBT rights activist on Netflix. It may even be free on YT. It's also a love story, it's called 'For My Wife.' She passed (helped) a bill in your state. Check it out if you haven't already.

Debby Downer

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YAY! So I can now get married in New York AND Seattle if I so wish it?! AWESOME!

Just checking, but shouldn't that be "or"?

Chris.

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Yep, I live around the Seattle area, and my girlfriend and I have been following the news :)

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yay! my best friend is up there, and i'm just thrilled with the decision for her!!!

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I am in MD and we are going through the same thing - last time, the bill got stopped in the House. Hopefully we can make it the whole way this time!!!

Congrats, WA!

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BPLady, congrats! I just watched an amaing real life documentary of an LGBT rights activist on Netflix. It may even be free on YT. It's also a love story, it's called 'For My Wife.' She passed (helped) a bill in your state. Check it out if you haven't already.

Debby Downer

:)

was that the story about the flash flood, the woman drowned in her own basement and her partner was not allowed

to see her in the hospital? yeah, she is a local celebrity (due to the tragedy) and I have heard her speak

heartbreaking story

I will report back about the House vote and then when the governor signs the bill!!!

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:-)

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Yay!! The gay marriage bill passed our State House!

55 - 43

I have met a few people in that photo. I am happy!!!!!!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/home/index.html

Now Governor Gregoire will sign it.

And THEN we can have a booming wedding business which will be great

for all the florists, event planners, wedding dress and tux shops,

restaurants and caterers, the Space Needle and all other venues.

Including floating weddings on boats for hire

and San Juan Island County destination weddings.

Bring in your friends, take a ferry to an island where you have

rented a B & B for your wedding party. That is very popular.

Plus extra work for photographers, hair stylists, printers.

Come get married in Seattle!!!!

I am thinking of this as a fiscal stimulation bill.

This bill was many, many years in the making. I am proud of my state.

www.thegsba.org is our GLBT Chamber of Commerce

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Hip Hip Hooray! The governor just signed the gay marriage bill. It will go into effect in June.

Just in time for June weddings.

Such happy news, and long overdue.

Ladybug

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That is awesome news!!!

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this is fantastic!!!! congrats!!!!

I live in NJ and hope we get our act together very soon...

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State by state getting closer to a country that will finally do the right thing. Congratulations to Washington!

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Governor Gregoire signed the bill. Same sex marriage in Washington State in June!!

Hooray!! :D

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Mazel tov!

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Good stuff!!! :)

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YAY WA! I am proud of my state. Although I am also wondering about the same-sex domestic partnerships status once marriage becomes legal here. I am still domestically parternered in the eyes of the law to an ex. Maybe once legal marriage takes effect that nullifies the domestic partnership? I hope it doesn't automatically make us married or something that would suck real real bad... I keep hearing in order to remove the DP I'd need a alwyer and to file paperwork same as a marriage so I've been putting it off... Any thoughts on this?

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