News Domestic Partnership Perverts
posted by July 23 at 13:53 PMon
Washington state’s religious right is pretty exercised about the fact the Domestic Partners bill went into effect today.
They’re also pretty forlorn. Stymied by the gays’ up-front strategy about the ultimate goal (marriage!)—which leaves conservatives unable to grouse about secret cabal agendas—The Faith and Freedom website laments over the turning tide:
Ed Murray is quoted by Rachel La Corte of the Associated Press, “When it comes to gay and lesbian issues, change is coming at the state level.” David Ammons, of the AP, says that according to Murray, the gay community isn’t much interested in civil unions as a next step; they are going for full marriage equality. Equal Rights Washington echoes that sentiment. They say an interim step would only serve to detract from the ultimate goal.
There is nothing much that is new in that. That’s what they always say – and they mean it.
I was, however, surprised and disappointed at the comment of one former Christian lobbyist told the AP he thought it “looks like a losing battle.”
Meanwhile, here’s an e-mail that Sen. Ed Murray (D-43) got today:
TO: Senator Ed Murray
FROM: Mr. Richard ———
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 12:25 PM
SUBJECT: Sad Day
I guess I can now call you Mrs ed murray. What a sad day in Washington
state. When I came here many years ago I never thought this would become
a state of perverts supported by the state!
Murray laughs that the tide is indeed turning. He asked me: “Name one House Democrat who lost their seat for opposing DOMA?”
And I would add: Name one who has lost their seat for supporting the gay rights bill.