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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Homosexual "Marriage"

The legislature has mumbled -- Homosexual Marriage may become law in Washington State. Everett attorney Stephen Pidgeon has already filed to require referendum of the bill. If he can collect enough signatures, the people will be heard.

Complicating this is the law in Washington does not recognize same sex marriage. The Washington State Defense of Marriage Act was passed in 1998.

The state already recognizes homosexual couples with domestic partnerships. In 2009 law was enacted to give homosexuals in civil union all the protections of marriage.

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Perhaps the legislature and the governor reckon this divisive law will distract voters from the fact that we still have a $1.5 billion shortfall in the state budget.

I told you the work of slashing our budget by another $2 billion would be dreadful, and that's what it is. The result is Washingtonians will get a lot less of what they truly need from state government,Governor Christine Gregoire

We'll see.

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