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More 2012: Same-sex marriage to become legal in WA

WASHINGTON: “Senators voted 28-21 to approve a bill to legalize gay marriage in the state. Four Republicans crossed party lines and voted with majority Democrats for the measure. Three Democrats voted against it,” msnbc.com writes. “The measure now moves to the House, where there is enough support for the bill to pass. Gov. Chris Gregoire says she will sign the bill if it makes it to her desk, Seattle TV station King 5 reported. Legislators debated the measure for two hours Wednesday night at the capitol in Olympia before voting.”

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer: “The Washington state Senate, in an historic action, voted 28 to 21 on Wednesday night to legalize marriage between same-sex partners.”

The Seattle Times front page: “Historic vote clears way for same-sex marriage.”