Momentum for gay marriage in Washington State
Posted by Joni Balter
Insiders say Gov. Chris Gregoire will hold a news conference Wednesday to publicly support a measure to legalize gay marriage in Washington.
This is fantastic news that could put Washington at the forefront of states --- it would be the nation's seventh -- supporting fairness and equality for all residents.
The Seattle Times editorial page has supported gay marriage since 2000. The latest push by state Sen. Ed Murray and state Rep. Jamie Pedersen to stop working around the edges and grant full legal rights to same-sex couples makes a ton of sense.
Our editorial a few weeks ago explained our thoughts clearly.
Lawmakers in Olympia have much work to do on the budget and cannot get distracted by a big battle about social issues. But this idea cries out for action -- and does not cost much.
Legislators can fuss and fume about how busy they are. But they are not too preoccupied to stand up tall and do what's right for all Washingtonians
Big points for Gregoire for giving this issue a hefty and needed push.
There is a name for this sort of thing: momentum
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