Well, MSNBC certainly put the Pride behind its rainbow logo today! First was Meghan McCain calling out Rick Santorum's assholery; and now we have LGBT activist of the moment, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, explaining her decision to introduce marriage equality legislation into the state next week. Video, after the break!
Stating that the whole separate but equal thing was tried in the 60s and doesn't work, Gov. Gregoire admits that her decision to support and fight for marriage equality has been a "journey for me" and a "journey for my state."
In related Washington state marriage equality news, thanks to attention directed to the state because of the governor's proposal, the Washington Center for Survey Research has released new data today from an October 2011 poll. New details from the survey show that "a substantial percentage of people who prefer ‘domestic partnership’ say they would vote yes to keep same sex marriage if passed by the legislature. Even some who do not personally support marriage say they would be okay with the state legislature passing same sex marriage.”
New stats from the survey also reveal that 54 percent of independents and 57 percent of moderates would support a marriage equality referendum.