On the eve of Valentine’s Day, February 13, 2012, Governor Christine Gregoire signed marriage equality into law in Washington state. Both houses of the state legislature had voted in favor of same-sex marriage last week.
Washington becomes the seventh U.S. state to legalize gay marriage. The others are New York, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Same-sex couples can also marry in the District of Columbia. Legislatures in Maryland and New Jersey are also considering measures that would equalize the marriage playing field for same-sex couples.
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