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WA Senate to Vote On Marriage Equality Wednesday

Jim Burroway

January 30th, 2012

The Washington State Senate has scheduled a  vote on SB 6239, the bill to provide marriage quality, on Wednesday. Undoubtedly, anti-equality proponents are already lining up their minions to try to pressure key state Senators to switch their votes after last week’s announcement that marriage supporters have the votes needed for passage with bipartisan support. If you’re a Washington voter or resident, you can find your Senator here.

Meanwhile, across the Capitol, the state’s House Judiciary Committee approved that chamber’s marriage bill 7-6 on a straight party line vote. The bill will next go to a fiscal committee, but a date for the hearing hasn’t been set.

Opponents vow to collect signatures for a referendum to veto the measure if it passes the legislature and is signed into law.

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Grendel
January 31st, 2012 | LINK

Ironic isn’t it? On the same day the Washington senate will vote to approve same sex marriage, on the other side of the continent, a legislature will be voting to to repeal it.

Stefan
January 31st, 2012 | LINK

Grendel,

I’ve heard reports that in New Hampshire the repeal bill won’t be voted on Wed. It has not been placed on the legislative calander and is highly unlikely to come up.

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