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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.

Posted by David Summerlin | January 11, 2007 9:10 PM

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.

Posted by you_gotta_be_kidding_me | January 11, 2007 11:47 PM

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.

Posted by J.R. | January 12, 2007 10:03 AM

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.

Posted by Jon | January 15, 2007 5:48 AM

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?

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | January 15, 2007 12:02 PM

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