Washington state Gov. Christine Gregoire signed a measure legalizing gay marriage on Monday, making the state the seventh in the nation to allow same-sex marriage. [...] Washington is now the seventh state to legalize same-sex marriage along with New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Iowa, Connecticut and Vermont. The District of Columbia also recognizes same-sex marriage. [...] And on Monday, another state took a step forward on the issue — the New Jersey state Senate passed a bill, 24-16, recognizing gay marriage. The bill heads to the state Assembly on Thursday and is expected to pass, according to The Associated Press.
Opponents will however try to challenge this (*sigh*). Anyhow, 43 more to go!