While reading through the decision, I realized that this was more than just another court finding in support of same-sex couples having access to the equal protections guaranteed by the constitution. It was also a commentary on how that support comes about.
Today, Washington became the 7th U.S. state (and eighth jurisdiction) to legally allow marriage for same-sex couples as Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the marriage equality bill into law at a statehouse signing ceremony in Olympia.
In the wake of Tuesday’s Ninth Circuit Court decision affirming the ruling that Prop 8 was in violation of the federal constitution, a number of religious and faith groups issued statements in support of the decision.