Ah, June—such a lovely month for a wedding. But wedding or not, this June 30th, "the state of Washington will convert to marriage the domestic partnerships of thousands of gay and lesbian couples who have not gotten married on their own or not gotten a legal dissolution," as the Seattle Times reports.
Commenters over there point out that if one partner is 62 or older, the couple will not become auto-married. And while some think the whole thing seems heavy-handed—"A blanket change from DP to marriage might not be what some partners really want"—others point out that we all voted for this to happen and it shouldn't be any big surprise:
The fact that partnerships would convert to marriages was featured prominently in the public debate. Those of us in domestic partnerships would have had to be asleep to not know the bill would convert us to married.