Washington State will become the first state to legalize same sex marriage with a popular vote of the public. Other states have passed same sex marriage with their court system, however, it has never passed from a popular vote like Washington State has now. 32 states and tried and failed to legalize it before.
As of 10:30 pacific the numbers are very close, however, the win and legalization of same sex marriage is only minutes away and fully expected to pass. Capital Hill is party central right now. Many proud supporters are celebrating not only the win for Obama but the victory of Referendum 74 (gay marriage rights).
This measure will make history in this state. Same Sex couples can apply for marriage licenses as early as December 6th. Supporters of the law raised nearly $12 million dollars. That is 5x the amount their opponents raised. It was also the most raised compared to any other campaign on the ballot.