AjaxHandler.ashxOpenly gay Washington State Sen. Ed Murray picked Valentine’s Day to introduce legislation that would extend full marriage equality to gay and lesbian Washingtonians.  An openly gay colleague in the Washington House, Rep. Jim Moeller, is set to do the same on Tuesday, Murray said in a release:

“Gay and lesbian families in Washington now enjoy the same state spousal rights that their married straight friends enjoy – except for the name ‘marriage’. The recognition that their loving, lifelong commitment is no different from the loving, lifelong commitment of straight couples is the final step to achieving full equality. I believe the Legislature and the public are both ready to take that final step.”