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“Pot, gay marriage become legal in Washington state”

– Possession of marijuana now legal in Washington State
“Its now legal to possess up to one ounce of marijuana in Washington state, but you cant smoke it in public,” quoting KING-5 News and the Associated Press.
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– Gay marriage becomes legal in Washington State
“The first marriage licenses in Washington state for same-sex couples were handed out Thursday morning.

King County Executive Dow Constantine signed the first marriage licenses just after midnight.”

Thurston County issued 15 licenses at midnight. Pierce County said it would offer extened hours at its licensing division for the next four days.

On Wednesday, Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state. The law was passed by the state Legislature earlier this year, but a referendum sent the measure to voters, who approved it last month.

Because the state has a three-day waiting period, the earliest that weddings can take place is Sunday,” quoting KING 5 News and Associated Press.
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– OP-ED from The Olympian
“A proud, historic day for Washington”
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Posted by Steve on December 6, 2012 at 5:57 am | Permalink

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