Washington approves bill recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages

[JURIST] The Washington House of Representatives [official website] on Friday voted 58-39 to approve a bill [materials] recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages as legal domestic partnerships. House Bill 1649 amends current law that recognizes out-of-state domestic partnerships and civil unions, but excludes same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive]. The vote took place on Friday evening, leaving several representatives displeased [Seattle Times report] that the debate would not be readily available to voters. The bill will proceed to the Senate for voting. In…

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