Washington Closer to Legalizing Same Sex Marriage

, Posted: Thu, February 9 2012 at 8:13 AM, Updated: Thu, February 9 2012 at 8:16 AM

Washington is even closer to becoming the seventh state in the nation to legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

Late Wednesday-- a bipartisan group of lawmakers voted in favor of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage.

The law will go into effect in June, when the legislative session ends, unless opponents halt its implementation by putting it on the November 2012 ballot.

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