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Washington senate approves same-sex marriage

February 02, 2012

In a 28-21 vote, the Washington state senate approved a measure that would legalize same-sex marriage. The bill is expected to pass in the state house and be signed into law by Gov. Christine Gregoire, a Catholic.

The state’s bishops had issued a statement against the bill and had urged Catholics to contact their legislators.

Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont grant marriage licenses to homosexual couples, as does the District of Columbia.


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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Feb. 02, 2012 7:38 PM ET USA

    Gregiore is a CINO--Catholic in name only. She, along with CINOs Rep. Maria Cantwell and Sen. Patty Murray support liberal abortion laws, Plan B, and Obamacare as well. They are, of course, Democrats, and western Washington state, where the majority of the population resides, has voted Democrat for decades. The population is slowly leaning more conservatively, but it has a long way to go. The eastern, conservative part of the state has made noise about seceding because of this liberal tilt.