Thursday, February 17, 2011

Washington State Scraps Gay Marriage Bill But Committee Approves Marriage Recognition Bill

This just in from Washington State - the House Judiciary Committee failed to pass a bill that would allow same-sex marriages to occur in the State. That being said, the Committee did send to the full House a bill that would allow Washington State to recognize all marriages performed somewhere else. This bill has enough cosponsors (55) to pass the full House, thus all that is needed is for the Senate to introduce a similar bill - something that has not yet been done. The final count for the marriage recognition bill was seven Democrats in favor and six Republicans against.

Full Story can be found here.

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