That’s right, same-sex couples will now be able to tie the knot in the northwestern state.
As of today, Washington State is the 7th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Governor Chrisine Gregoire signed a bill that will make gay marriage legal starting June 7th.
A large opposition to the bill exists and is working to repeal it before the law goes into affect. By signing this bill, Washington is taking a step to ensure a more equal society. As an avid supporter for gay rights this makes me proud to call Washington my home state.
Hayley is studying journalism, politics and international media at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In between juggling school and various jobs, she makes time to snowboard, travel, write and craft. She surrounds herself with people that motivate and embrace her as she strives to make a difference in anyway she can.