The Republic of T.

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WA Marriage Decision Due

I'm on a business trip today, so posting will be slow and I'll probably be otherwise occupied when the Washignton State Supreme Court rules on marriage.

2 Comments

  1. The decision published this morning upholds the WA State legislature’s passing of the Defense of Marriage Act in 1998. Marriage between persons of the same sex remains a dream in WA State. I am crushed once again.

  2. Yeah, I would have hoped our State would have been better than that. But “hate the gays” seems to be all the fashion; I’m just thankful that Tim Eyman couldn’t get enough signatures for his anti-gay campaign. [This year, the WA State legislature finally passed an equal-protection law; Eyman’s petition would have put this up for a vote – as if people’s civil rights should ever be subject to a popular vote.] He even made the rounds whipping up the right-wing pastors and megachurches, and fell tens of thousands of signatures short. Maybe people are getting tired of the social wedge issues? One can only hope so.

    But…it was a 5-4 decision; if we fight the candidates for the state supreme court that the BIAW puts forth (the construction/developers/builders lobby, roots in the Birch Society – very radical right-wingers), and get rid of some of the crappy deadwood, like Alexander, Sanders, and Johnson, we would be doing good.

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