Marriage equality hearings in Washington state began in its House and Senate on Monday. A gay marriage bill is one vote short of reality, the Seattle Times reports.

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Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire

It’s put five undecided senators on the hot seat. Constituents have bombarded lawmakers with calls and emails, while lobbyists have mobbed legislators.

A coalition of religious conservatives is campaigning against gay marriage. The National Organization for Marriage pledged $250,000 toward defeating any Republican supporting the bill. Washington United for Marriage, a group of religious, labor and community groups as well as corporations, is championing marriage equality. Microsoft is among those corporations.

 

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