The day after the United States Judicial branch declared that the controversial Prop 8 of California was unconstitutional and thus reversed the ban on Californian same sex marriage, another state has approved legislature that permits same sex marriages.
In Washington state, a vote of 55 to 43 made it official today. The bill approved by Washington lawmakers makes same sex marriage legal under Washington law.
Now, the wait is on Governor Christine Gregoire. With her signature on the document, the state of Washington would officially become the seventh state in the United States of America to legalize same sex marriage. The law is expected to go into effect this June.
With the recent surge in legislature legalizing same sex marriage in America, it appears that the momentum for the civil right to be extended to gays and lesbians is growing again and will soon be a major topic of discussion on the floors of many state legislatures.