I have it from a reliable source that state Sen. Bill Finkbeiner has told the 45th District Republicans that he intends to vote for HB 1515, the anti-discrimination bill. The bill failed by a single vote during the last session, when as Senate minority leader, Finkbeiner and the entire Republican caucus voted nay.
If true, this would be a huge victory for gay rights in WA state. And if Finkbeiner votes his conscience, I’d expect to see at least one or two other Republican senators switch their votes as well.
Ooops. Apparently, Progressive Majority beat me to the story.