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Washington Senate Vote Keeps Paid Surrogacy Bill Alive
The state Senate on Tuesday gutted a contentious bill seeking to make Washington one of a handful of states to allow paid surrogacy, but supporters insist the move buys them time to salvage the measure. The bill addresses various legal issues related to parentage, including protections for domestic partners. As originally written, it would allow surrogates and intended parents to enter into paid contracts. Currently, surrogates in Washington may be compensated only for indirect expenses, such as medical or legal bills.