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Gov. Chris Gregoire

Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire, center, celebrates after signing marriage equality legislation into law on Feb. 13, 2012 at the state capitol in Olympia, Wash.

Budget From House Dems Relies On Delayed Payments

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — House Democrats unveiled their plan to fix the state’s budget shortfall Tuesday, relying on $400 million in delayed payments and reduced support for local governments while largely protecting basic education from […]

02/22/2012

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Washington Governor To Sign Gay Marriage Bill Into Law

Gov. Chris Gregoire will sign a measure legalizing gay marriage in Washington state into law on Monday.

02/13/2012

Christine Tulley, right, and Rachel Baker, left, wait in line to enter the Manhattan clerks office to be married July 24, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Washington State Senate Passes Bill To Legalize Gay Marriage

The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, bringing the state a step closer to becoming the seventh to allow lesbian and gay couples to wed. But the threat of a ballot challenge looms.

02/02/2012

Robyn Selman, right, and Karin Cook, wait in line to enter the Manhattan clerks office to be married on July 24, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Washington Has Enough Votes To Legalize Gay Marriage

As lawmakers held their first public hearing on legalizing same-sex marriage, a previously undecided Democratic senator on Monday announced her support for the measure, all but ensuring that Washington will become the seventh state to allow gay and lesbian couples to get married.

01/23/2012

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