Washington State to pursue marriage equality in 2012

From ThinkProgress: In 2009, Washington voters approved an “everything but marriage” same-sex domestic partnership law, but this year activists are ready to “take the final step” and pass full marriage equality.

A new coalition of civil rights groups called Washington United for Marriage launches this week to encourage state legislators to approve same-sex marriage legislation.

A group of Democratic lawmakers has committed to introducing and advancing the legislation and Democrats have majorities in both chambers. Nevertheless, a difficult budget and some socially conservative Democrats still present a challenge to the bill’s advancement.

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