If you haven’t seen it yet, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed the bill for marriage equality earlier today and her pre-signing speech is just beautiful to listen to:
The only disappointing part is where she explains in a positive way how religious groups will be exempt from having to solemnize or affirm gay unions. If that’s what it takes to get the bill through, fine, but when Christians are rewriting history decades (years?) from now, never forget that marriage equality happened in spite of them, not because of them.
Gay couples can begin getting married on June 7th in the state, unless enough signatures are gathered to put the bill up for a vote… that may sound like a setback, but if enough pro-marriage-equality voters get to the ballot box, it could also be our greatest victory yet.
(via Joe. My. God.)