Ed Murray's a smart man, with a hell of a lot more patience and faith in democracy than I have. Glad he's there.
So this isn't about extending rights, its just about making them more easy and affordable? Gays wont be able to enter into any arrangements they can't already enter into, it will just be cheaper and more convenient? (like WalMart?)
If only the Democrats had power in Olympia, then they could fight for full marriage right. Oh, thats right, they do... and they won't. But lets keep sending them our money, votes and support because they at least give us lip service.
YGBKM: Support for marriage equality is a prerequisite for getting elected to office in Seattle, but Democrats from Chehalis or Centralia often have different opinions. Don't be such a 206-er.
This sounds like great legislation that Murray, Pederson, and the other gay legislators (presumably) are working on.
I don't live in Washington now, but I did until a few years back and only when I moved to a more right wing state did I realize what I was missing. It sounds like Washington has become even more progressive since then, with that awful Gary Locke gone from office.
I can see why they make want to take it slow this session. Hopefully they can push for marriage later on. I'm just so tired of those in both parties who try to blame gays for electoral failures.
Sort of like southern Democrats (or wait, I guess that was most Democrats) had "different opinions" about cival rights for blacks in the 50s & 60s based on thier prerequisite for election?
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