As expected, the Washington House passed the same-sex marriage bill (55-43). The Governor will sign it. Then we wait and see. If opponents get 120,000 signatures by early June on a petition to put the matter to a vote in November, the law will go on ice until then. If they fail, couples will start walking down the aisle this summer.

My hope? That the crazy people can’t get the signatures to force referendum. My expectation? That they will–but that the referendum will be roundly defeated by the sensible citizens of this state–though probably not before there’s a lot of ill-feeling flung back and forth by both sides.

But, hey, marriage equality is coming to Washington State.