Who are Washington's state senators who support gay marriage?

Who are Washington's state senators who support gay marriage?

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Who are Washington's state senators who support gay marriage?

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by LINDSAY CHAMBERLAIN / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 24 at 5:51 PM

The final vote needed to pass a gay marriage bill out of Washington's state Senate was pledged Monday. The Senate was the crucial battleground for the measure, as a majority of state House members had already declared support it, as has Gov. Chris Gregoire.

Was your senator among the 25 who said they plan to vote for the bill?

KING5.com created the Google map below showing what part of the state each of Washington's 49 senators represents and each lawmaker's stated position for or against gay marriage. Green pins show a vote in support of the bill; purple pins are undecided senators; red pins show senators who said they would vote against legalizing gay marriage. Mobile users - you can view the map by clicking here


View State Senate Gay Marriage Votes in a larger map

Democrats have the edge in the state Senate, with a 27-22 majority. Of the 25 senators who said they plan to vote in support of gay marriage, 23 are Democrats and two are Republicans. The two Republicans who support the bill are Sens. Steve Litzow of Mercer Island and Cheryl Pflug of Maple Valley.

The four undecided senators are Sens. Paull Shin of Edmonds (D), Brian Hatfield of Raymond (D), Andy Hill of Redmond (R) and Joe Fain of Auburn (R).

Democratic Sens. Jim Kastama of Puyallup and Mary Margaret Haugen of Camano Island were the final two senators to announce their intent to vote for gay marriage.

Washington stands to become the seventh state to legalize gay marriage. The others are Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont and the District of Columbia.

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