Gay rights
3:39 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Gregoire to hold news conference on gay marriage

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Chris Gregoire has invited sponsors of a measure to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state to Olympia for a Wednesday morning news conference on the issue.

Gregoire spokeswoman Karina Shagren refused to give further details other than that the governor will be "addressing marriage equality."

Lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday, and Democratic Sen. Ed Murray of Seattle says he expects to introduce a bill to legalize same-sex marriage sometime next week.