And hot on the heels of the Prop. 8 ruling (and why I'm starting a new thread), this just came down the local news wire in Sacramento: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/08/4248914/washington-state-poised-to-approve.html I can see this hitting the 9th Circuit if this law, assuming it gets signed, is challenged. The Prop. 8 ruling now carries a lot of weight for the region. BL.