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Washington Gay Marriage: Ellen DeGeneres, Other LGBT Rights Advocates Praise Bill Signing On Twitter

02/13/2012 05:04 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Although it won't take effect until June 7, Washington state's new marriage equality legislation already received heaps of praise from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates nationwide, including Ellen DeGeneres.

"Washington is now the 7th state to legalize gay marriage," tweeted DeGeneres. "Change is a powerful thing."

Take a look at some other inspiring tweets that followed the historic ruling below:

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