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Washington equality quest goes bipartisan

Timothy Kincaid

January 9th, 2012

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The Seattle Times reports a happy event:

SOMETIMES it takes just one individual to stand on principle and let others follow. State Sen. Steve Litzow announced he will be the first Republican in the Senate to support gay marriage.

“I am a traditional Republican,” explained Litzow. “When you think about gay marriage, it’s the right thing to do and it’s very consistent with the tenets of being a Republican — such as individual freedom and personal responsibility.”

While the vote is certain in the House, the state Senate is less sure. Although Democrats have a healthy majority, some are not supporters of equality. This early and unequivocal support from Litzow may shame reluctant Democrats and encourage other Republicans and is very welcome.

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Stefan
January 9th, 2012 | LINK

Well this was quick.

Ravenbiker
January 9th, 2012 | LINK

Finally. A republican who IS one!

StraightGrandmother
January 9th, 2012 | LINK

Well, let’s hope he influences others.

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