Sunday, April 22, 2007
"This is a proud moment for me as Governor and an important step forward for our state. Too often, we hear stories of couples being denied basic rights at tragic moments in their lives. These are rights that all people in a committed relationship deserve. This new law will establish some of the rights and responsibilities that same-sex couples and many of our state’s families need." Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire Signs Domestic Partnership Bill Into Law, April 21, 2007.