June 6, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
Preserve Marriage Washington presented over 200,000 referendum signatures on Wednesday seeking to overturn recently signed same-sex marriage legislation. The signatures have prevented Washington's gay marriage law from taking effect on Thursday. Earlier this year Washington Governor Chris Gregoire ...[read more]
April 21, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On April 21, 2007, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed legislation that legalized domestic partnerships in the state. Gregoire's signature followed approval from both the Washington state House of Representatives and Senate. The law affords same-sex couples and heterosexual couples over age ...[read more]
April 5, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On April 5, 2011, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed a bill recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages as legal domestic partnerships. The legislation, House Bill 1649, amended then-current state law, which acknowledged out-of-state domestic partnerships and civil unions but not same-sex ...[read more]
January 5, 2012
by Jerry Votava
Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire announced Wednesday that she plans to introduce legislation that would not deny marriage licenses to couples based on their sexual orientation and would permit same-sex marriages to be performed in Washington. If the legislation is passed, Washington would ...[read more]
April 10, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On April 10, 2007, the Washington State House of Representatives approved a domestic partnership bill that granted same-sex couples privileges such as hospital visitation rights, inheritance rights, and the power to authorize medical procedures. The bill, passed by the Washington State Senate ...[read more]
April 6, 2011
by Daniel Makosky
Washington Governor Chris Gregoire on Tuesday signed a bill recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages as legal domestic partnerships. House Bill 1649 amends current law that acknowledges out-of-state domestic partnerships and civil unions, but excludes same-sex marriage. The Senate approved the ...[read more]
July 23, 2007
by Michael Sung
Washington state's domestic partnership law entered into effect Monday, allowing same-sex couples over the age of 18 residing together to register with the state's domestic partnership registry. Registered same-sex couples will be afforded hospital visitation rights, inheritance rights, ...[read more]
April 22, 2007
by Melissa Bancroft
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation Saturday recognizing domestic partnership status for same-sex couples. The law guarantees gay and lesbian couples some of the legal rights that previously were afforded only to husband and wife. To be considered a legally recognizable domestic ...[read more]
April 19, 2007
by Robert DeVries
The state of Washington emerged as another opponent to the REAL ID act Thursday, with Governor Chris Gregoire signing state legislation rejecting the controversial federal law. Washington is now the fifth state to pass such a measure, joining Maine, Arkansas, Idaho, and Montana. Montana's ...[read more]
March 6, 2007
by Lisl Brunner
The US state of Washington has filed a claim against the federal Department of Health and Human Services challenging a regulation that restricts access to Medicaid benefits for infants born to immigrants in the United States. The regulation extends the provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of ...[read more]

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