The Washington state Senate convenes tonight at 6 pm Pacific time to debate and vote on the marriage equality bill (SB 6239). The bill is widely expected to pass.

Watch this historic event live by clicking here.

The House is expected to pass the bill as early at this Friday, and Gov. Gregoire is eager to sign it. These are momentous, historic actions, but they are not the end of the story. Anti-equality activists have promised to put a referendum on the November, 2012 ballot, asking voters to approve or reject the new law.

Out-of-state supporters can significantly contribute to our success in November by making a financial contribution to the Washington United for Marriage campaign.

You can also help by joining the campaign on Facebook and following their tweets @WA4Marriage.