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Gay marriage ban overturned in California

Good afternoon, Netizens...

Today the California Supreme Court overturned a voter-approved ban on gay marriage today in a ruling that would allow same-sex couples in the nation’s biggest state to tie the knot.

I know, we don't live there, right? Would most people consider me a bit addled if I say this has far-reaching implications for Washington State, if not the rest of the Union? Nope. As the slogan goes, it ain't over til it's over. There is already a move by religious and conservative groups to put laws banning gay marriage into the California State Constitution.

However, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has twice vetoed bills that would have extended marriage rights to gay couples, has stated that he respects the court opinion and will not support an amendment to the State Constitution banning gay marriage.

Where do YOU think this will all end, and will it impact us here in Washington State?


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