Washington has moved one step closer to becoming the next state to support marriage equality!
The House Judiciary Committee passed its gay marriage bill today with a 7-6 vote.
The vote was split straight down the party lines, with 7 Democrats voting yes and 6 Republicans voting no.
Republicans tried to amend the bill three times. One amendment suggested would have allowed private businesses and individuals to an religious exemption.
The bill now moves to a fiscal commitee while the Senate will have a full vote tomorrow.
The current count of votes believes the bill will pass!
Good luck, Washington!
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