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Breaking Down The Vote: Senate Passes Same Sex Marriage Bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, setting the stage for the state to become the seventh to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.

The measure now heads to the House, which is expected to approve it. Gov. Chris Gregoire supports the measure and has said she will sign it into law, though opponents have promised to challenge it at the ballot with a referendum.

The measure was passed on a 28-21 vote. Four Republicans crossed party lines and voted with majority Democrats for the measure. Three

Democrats voted against it. Any challenge to the bill can't be filed until after it is passed by the full Legislature and signed into law by Gregoire.

Opponents then must turn in 120,577 signatures by June 6. If opponents aren't able to collect enough signatures, gay and lesbian couples would be able to be wed starting in June.

Here's a look at how the 49 Senate members voted Wednesday on

legalizing same-sex marriage. The measure now heads to the House:

 

Name                  Party            Hometown            Vote on gay marriage bill

Brian Hatfield        D                 Raymond                          Yes

Paull Shin              D                 Edmonds                          No

Andy Hill                R                 Redmond                         Yes

Joe Fain                 R                 Auburn                             Yes

Doug Ericksen       R                Ferndale                           No

Lisa Brown            D                Spokane                           Yes

Maralyn Chase      D                Shoreline                          Yes

Steve Conway      D                 Tacoma                             Yes

Tracey Eide           D                Federal Way                     Yes

Karen Fraser        D                 Olympia                            Yes

David Frockt         D                 Seattle                             Yes

Nick Harper          D                   Everett                            Yes

Mary Margaret Haugen D          Camano Island                Yes

Steve Hobbs        D                 Lake Stevens                     Yes

Jim Kastama        D                  Puyallup                           Yes

Karen Keiser        D                 Kent                                Yes

Derek Kilmer        D                 Gig Harbor                       Yes

Adam Kline          D                 Seattle                             Yes

Jeanne Kohl-Welles D             Seattle                             Yes

Rosemary McAuliffe D              Bothell                             Yes

Ed Murray           D                 Seattle                             Yes

Sharon Nelson     D                Seattle                             Yes

Margarita Prentice D             Renton                              Yes

Craig Pridemore    D             Vancouver                          Yes

Kevin Ranker         D             Orcas Island                      Yes

Debbie Regala      D              Tacoma                              Yes

Christine Rolfes    D              Bainbridge Island               Yes

Rodney Tom         D              Bellevue                              Yes

Steve Litzow        R              Mercer Island                     Yes

Cheryl Pflug         R               Maple Valley                      Yes

James Hargrove   D            Hoquiam                               No

Tim Sheldon         D             Potlatch                              No

Michael Baumgartner R      Spokane                              No

Randi Becker       R             Eatonville                            No

Don Benton          R           Vancouver                           No

Mike Carrell           R           Lakewood                           No

Jerome Delvin        R            Richland                             No

Mike Hewitt           R           Walla Walla                         No

Janea Holmquist Newbry R   Moses Lake                      No

Jim Honeyford      R              Sunnyside                         No

Curtis King           R             Yakima                                No

Bob Morton          R             Kettle Falls                         No

Mike Padden        R             Spokane Valley                  No

Linda Evans Parlette R        Wenatchee                        No

Pam Roach           R            Auburn                                 No

Mark Schoesler     R             Ritzville                               No

Val Stevens           R            Arlington                             No

Dan Swecker         R            Rochester                           No

Joseph Zarelli       R             Ridgefield                            No

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