by Chris Bodenner

Washington governor Christine Gregoire today signed a bill that gives same-sex domestic partnerships all the same rights and benefits as married couples. Dan Savage sighs:

You'd almost think Gregoire was here to sign a marriage-equality bill into law and not a third separate-but-equalish domestic partnership bill into law. If the state saw the absolute sameness of gay couples during this debate... then why has the state has opted to create an absolutely new institution rather than opening the existing institution of marriage to same-sex couples?

He tracks her down and gets an answer.

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