Washington House Committee Advances Marriage Equality

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"Washington House Committee Advances Marriage Equality"

The Washington House Judiciary Committee advanced the marriage equality bill yesterday in a 7-6 vote along party lines. Republicans introduced three different amendments to further expand “religious exemptions,” which would have expanded opportunities to discriminate against same-sex couples, but all were rejected. The full Senate is expected to vote on the bill sometime tomorrow, but lawmakers have not yet set a date for a House fiscal committee hearing.

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