Same-Sex Marriage Signed in Washington

Washington state joins the ranks of liberty and equality for all.

Gov. Chris Gregoire (D-WA) was visibly emotional as she signed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington, making the Evergreen State the seventh in the nation to offer marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. Suporters cheered “thank you, thank you” as Sen. Ed Murray (D) — a sponsor of the measure — introduced Gregoire and cheered “four more years!”

I'm constantly delighted by how far we've come since the very dark Election Day 2004 when it seemed like this kind of thing was far beyond the realm of possibility -- this, and the election of an African-American Democrat to the White House.