Thursday, February 2, 2012
From the Left congratulates the Washington State Senate for passing the Marriage Equality Bill by a vote of 28-21. In all, 24 Democrats and four Republicans voted for the bill.
Senate Bill 6239 defines marriage as between two persons, rather than between a male and a female.
Many high-profile Pacific Northwest companies, including Microsoft, Starbucks, Nike, Vulcan and Amazon, endorsed the measure.
Same-sex marriage is legal in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and the District of Columbia.
I salute both New York and Washington for accomplishing what my home state of California failed to do vis a via marriage equality.