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Marriages in Maine to begin at midnight

Marriage begins in state No. 8 tomorrow. Several city and town halls in Maine are planning special hours to accommodate people planning to marry as soon as the marriage-equality law fully takes effect.

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WATCH: Wash. Gov. Chris Gregoire signs marriage bill, predicts voters will defeat referendum

Gov. Christine Gregoire signed marriage equality into law in Washington state at a ceremony that began at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time. Same-sex couples will not be able to marry there yet.

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WATCH LIVE: Wash. Senate vote on marriage

Via Twitter, above is a shot of the standing-room-only crowd tonight in the gallery of the Washington Senate, which is reportedly set to debate and vote on a marriage equality bill at 8 p.m. Central time (6 p.m. Pacific). We’re … Continue reading

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Marriage equality advances in Washington state; Senate floor vote scheduled for Wednesday

On Monday, the Washington state House Judiciary Committee voted 7–6 along party lines to send a marriage-equality bill to the floorfor a vote. A Senate committee voted similarly last week, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer. The Senate has scheduled … Continue reading

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Marriage bills to be debated in Wash. state

Public hearings on House, Senate measures set for Monday FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS OLYMPIA, Wash. — A bill to legalize same-sex marriage has been filed in the Washington House as a companion bill to the measure filed last week … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing: Valentine’s Day recap edition

Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: 1. THE GOOD: Legislators in Washington state and Colorado were struck by Cupid’s arrow, as they introduced bills Monday to legalize same-sex marriage and civil unions, respectively. Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports that … Continue reading

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Gay legislators – we need to get us one

This state house has more LGBT legislators than any other Yesterday, I wrote about a Utah state representative who is lesbian and acting as surrogate mother for a gay couple. What I thought was interesting was that she was one … Continue reading

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