Yesterday afternoon, legislators of the Washington State approved gay marriage, becoming the seventh state of this country to allow civil unions for same-sex couples.
The move comes a day after a federal appeals court declared unconstitutional the California‘s ban on gay marriage, arguing that it was a violation of the civil rights of the LGBT community.
The bill was approved with 55 votes in favor and 43 against. The state Senate approved the bill last week, the project of law now goes to Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire, who is expected to sign it and turn it into a law next week.
In a statement, Gregoire said it was “a big step towards the conclusion of a long and important way to end discrimination due to sexual orientation.”