(CNN/MONEY) NEW YORK — Starbucks has come out in support of a bill that would make Washington the seventh state to legalize gay marriage.

The company joins fellow Pacific Northwest-based firms including Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) and Nike (NKE, Fortune 500) in backing the bill, which also has support from Gov. Christine Gregoire and is close to passage in the state’s House and Senate. Gregoire has previously called corporate support for the bill “courageous and appreciated.”

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.