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Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, issued this statement following House passage today of Senate Bill 6239, a measure that would legalize same-sex marriages in Washington. The bill is on its way...

Feb. 8, 2012

As hundreds of people gathered Monday at the state Capitol for public hearings in the House and Senate on same-sex marriage in Washington, Rep. Matt Shea warned if the proposed legislation...

Jan. 23, 2012

Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, issued this statement following Gov. Chris Gregoire's press conference today in which she announced her support for legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state:...

Jan. 4, 2012

Over the strong objections of Republicans, legislation that would broaden domestic partnership rights in Washington moved through the state House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon. Senate Bill 5688 would give same-sex domestic...

April 15, 2009

  With all Republican members voting no, the state House Judiciary Committee approved legislation Feb. 12 that would broaden domestic partnership rights in Washington. The measure (HB 1727) would give same-sex...

Feb. 16, 2009

  Legislation that would expand the partnership protections of homosexual couples in Washington had its first legislative hearing in Olympia Thursday. A crowd estimated at several hundred converged on the Capitol...

Feb. 6, 2009

  Rep. Matt Shea, R-Mead, issued the following statement in response to the introduction of legislation that would broaden domestic partnership rights in Washington state (SB 5688 and HB 1727), and...

Feb. 2, 2009