Monday, January 30, 2012

One step closer to marriage equality in Washington

Rep. Jamie Pedersen, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and his family testify in favor of HB 2516  
A week ago the House Judiciary Committee heard moving testimony from families, military veterans, religious leaders, and community organizers in favor of House Bill 2516, which would make Washington the seventh state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.

This afternoon the equal protection measure cleared a key hurdle when the committee took executive action. 

The HDC has supported Washington’s march toward the establishment and maintenance of equality for gay, lesbian, and bisexual citizens in recent years. This bill builds upon the work already carried out; including the voter-approved Referendum 71, which established domestic partnership laws in our state.

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