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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Washington governor signed gay civil rights legislation into law
Kyle Webster at 12:00 AM ET

On January 31, 2006, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed a bill making it illegal to discriminate against individuals based on sexual orientation in the areas of housing, lending and employment. This legislation made Washington the 17th state to adopt such a bill. Since January 2006, that number has increased to 21 states and the District of Columbia. On Election Day 2012, Washington joined two other states to legalize same-sex marriage, bringing the total number of states to recognize same-sex marriage to nine.

Learn more about gay rights from the JURIST news archive, and read an overview of Same-Sex Marriage in Features.

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