When leaders of the Maplewood Neighborhood Association first suggested the organization counter persistent gang issues by donating money to a ...
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 8, 2012
Spectators in the House gallery applaud after after legislators voted to legalize gay marriage in Washington state Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. The action comes a day after a federal appeals court declared California's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, saying it was a violation of the civil rights of gay and lesbian couples. Gregoire is likely to sign the bill next week. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)