Thursday, January 26, 2012
Washington state marriage equality bill moves forward
A Senate committee on Thursday approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state, moving the measure one step closer to passage.
The Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee approved the measure with a 4-3 voice vote split on party lines. The bill is expected to head to a floor vote next, though a date has not yet been determined.
Several Republican amendments were rejected, including one that would have required that the measure be sent to the November ballot.
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 1:12 PM