gay marriage signed into legislation in washington state

i'm very proud to live in a state that has finally embraced gay marriage! how amazing to live in a time where people are really given equal opportunities..it really makes you think about what is important in life, and what little things you hold onto that can be let go .. smile and know that you are in a world that is changing for the better, and help to make the change you wish to see :)

"As governor for more than seven years, this is one of my proudest moments. And most surely today is a proud day in the history of the Legislature and the state of Washington. It is a day historians will mark as a milestone for equal rights. A day when we did what was right, we did what was just, and we did what was fair. We stood up for equality and we did it together – Republicans and Democrats, gay and straight, young and old, and a variety of religious faiths. I’m proud of who and what we are in this state.
I’m proud that our same-sex couples will no longer be treated as separate but equal. They will be equal. I’m proud that children in our schools and neighborhoods will not have to wonder why their loving parents are considered different than other loving parents. I’m proud of parents who have fought so fiercely for the rights of their much-loved gay and lesbian children. And I’m proud that children who discover they are gay and lesbian can feel good about themselves."
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