Washington state lawmakers have approved a bill that recognizes the out-of-state marriages of gay and lesbian couples with domestic partnerships, the AP reported.
The Senate approved the bill on Wednesday with a 28-19 vote.
The Democrat-controlled House approved the measure sponsored by Representative Laurie Jinkins, a Tacoma Democrat, earlier this month with a lopsided 58-39 vote.
“I'm ecstatic,” Jinkins said. “It extends what the voters of this state have already said they want to do for people.”
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