Washington lawmakers announced Monday that they have the necessary votes to pass a measure legalizing gay marriage, making it the seventh state to do so.
Democratic state Senator Mary Margaret Haugen announced Monday that she will support the measure, becoming the 25th vote needed to pass the bill out of the Senate. The House already has enough support, and Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire has endorsed the plan.
Then there is this quote that I find very uplifting.
“I have very strong Christian beliefs, and personally I have always said when I accepted the Lord, I became more tolerant of others,” Democratic Sen. Margaret Haugen said in a statement posted on her website. “I stopped judging people and try to live by the Golden Rule. This is part of my decision. I do not believe it is my role to judge others, regardless of my personal beliefs.”