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Washington marriage bill now up for tomorrow’s Senate vote

Timothy Kincaid

January 31st, 2012

AP

The Senate Rules Committee voted Tuesday to advance the measure for a vote by the full chamber with Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, president of the Senate, saying that he has emphasized tolerance and diversity at state schools for decades, which would make it “hypocritical for me to not support this bill.”

“For me, this is not a religious question,” said Owen, a Democrat. “It’s a legal question.”

The committee advanced the bill on a 14-7 vote, with six of the seven Republicans on the committee in opposition. Sen. Cheryl Pflug, R-Maple Valley, voted to advance it. She is one of two Republican senators who have said they will support the measure.

The Senate vote Wednesday is expected to come in late afternoon or early evening.

The count is 25, the minimum needed. Hope and pray that no one decides at the last minute to betray their conscience and sense of fairness and decency.

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Stefan
January 31st, 2012 | LINK

I have no doubt that at least 1 of the 4 remaining undecided Senators will vote in favor of marriage equality.

TN
January 31st, 2012 | LINK

“Hope and pray that no one decides at the last minute to betray their conscience and sense of fairness and decency.”

The problem is that the anti-gay people think they ARE being fair and decent. They ARE following their conscience. That’s what we need to change before we expect anybody’s minds to change.

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