Wash. has enough votes to legalize gay marriage

FILE - In this file photo from March 4, 2008, Diane Sabin and her partner Jewelle Gomez hold hands in San Francisco. The lawyers in the landmark federal trial over the constitutionality of California's gay marriage ban may have to check their dazzling oratory at the courtroom door during next week's closing arguments. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)

January 23, 2012 12:56:04 PM PST
Washington's Legislature has enough votes to legalize gay marriage with a statement from Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen Monday who said 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 Gov. Chris Gregoire has endorsed the plan.