Wash. state passes gay marriage bill

Federal Appeals Court Rules Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8 Unconstitutional

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The Washington state House of Representatives approved a Senate-passed bill to legalize gay marriage in a vote on Feb. 8 that moved the state another step closer to becoming the seventh to recognize same-sex nuptials. House passage of the measure came a day after a federal appeals court declared California's voter-approved gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

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