“We got a thing…going on!” -Billy Paul-
Washington is now the 7th state in the union to allow gay marriages. Governor Chris Gregoire signed the debatable bill into law on Monday (2-13-12). The signing was surrounded by much jubilation from proponents of the bill. A solid opposition promises to have it repealed
However, it will not go into effect until at least June, pending a standard enactment period. A law does not go into effect in Washington until 90 days after the state’s legislative session ends.
Opponents of the bill have said they will seek its repeal through a ballot measure in November of this year. That push could delay the law’s enactment or possibly derail it entirely. Its opposition is likely to become a rallying point for the state’s conservative politicians.