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January, 11th 2012

Two WA GOP State Senators now backing bill to allow gay marriage

– Liz Mair

From the Seattle Times yesterday:

Sen. Cheryl Pflug is joining other lawmakers willing to vote to give same-sex couples the full rights and benefits of marriage.

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Pflug of Maple Valley is the second Republican senator in recent days to say she will support gay-marriage legislation. She has voted for domestic-partnership benefits twice and believes strongly in fairness for all.

"I have been a longtime supporter of human equality," said Pflug. "I do not feel diminished by having another human being experience the same freedom I am entitled to exercise. I would feel diminished by denying another human the ability to exercise those same rights and freedoms."

Good on Pflug. And good on Sen. Steve Litzow (R-Mercer Island).

Ultimately, too, good on Washington gay marriage advocates for taking a legislative, as opposed to judicial, route in attempting to ensure the state will allow gay marriage. [intro]

 

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