Monday, May 18, 2009

Seattle Times: DOMA "On The Edge Of Becoming Irrelevant"

Governor Gregoire is scheduled to sign SB 5688 today. Once signed the Referendum will need to be released by the Attorney General's office. There is a 5-day period wherein someone can contest some aspect of the referendum.

Thank you for the response to our survey. If you have not yet taken it, please do. We will be taking it down after today. At this point it is showing 86% in favor of the referendum and 14% opposed. Your responses and comments have been very helpful to this ministry.
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Seattle Times: DOMA "On The Edge Of Becoming Irrelevant"

Rachel La Corte, with the Associated Press, said in an article that was carried in the Seattle Times yesterday, "Just 11 years ago, Washington State lawmakers barred same-sex marriage with the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This week that law is on the edge of becoming irrelevant."

Indeed it is.

We have been saying this since SB 5688 was introduced earlier this year.

Senator Ed Murray, a sponsor of the bill, told the Times that in fact this was an incremental step to marriage. He told the Times that the incremental approach has been their strategic plan.

He said, "I believe DOMA won't long be the law of the state."

Here's why he believes that.

Murray says the conversations about homosexual marriage, "are changing the hearts and minds around the state."

This Referendum will be the tipping point.

Some are suggesting we should wait and fight it another day. When conditions are more favorable. They are mistaken. There will never be a "favorable" time to address this issue, but there will be a time when it is too late.

It has been publicly declared that those of us who support the referendum are making a "dumb " decision and have no chance to win. Political calculations and economic considerations may point some that direction, however many of us do not see this as a political issue. It is a spiritual one.

Murray and those who are advancing the redefining of marriage are doing so on the emotion of fairness, benefits and equality, however the institution of marriage is by its very nature only about the unique relationship between a man and a woman. (See Friday's blog.)

This is a watershed issue and moment for the future.

I cannot overstate the importance of your support in the coming days. Thank you for stepping up and standing with those of us who believe this is the right thing to do.

We will need a good amount of money to print the petitions, in that we are required to print the entire bill on each petition---and it is an extensive bill and very lengthy.

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God bless you.

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Gary Randall
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Faith & Freedom

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6 comments:

  1. DOMA is akin to the segregation laws of the 1950s and 1960s, it is irrelevant and unconstitutional. Good-bye DOMA, hello equality!

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  2. I saw the Domestic Partnership bill when the Governor signed it into law today. Since it gives gays and lesbian 450 rights and obligations to protect their children and families, you are right Gary, it is long. It looked like it was about 100 pages long. Hmmm....

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  3. FYI - quick typo in the previous comment. The bill signed gives about 250 rights....the other 200 were in the bills passed in the two previous bills.

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  4. Though I haven't read Referendum
    71 yet, I'm thinking of reasons I
    should consider to sign it.

    1. Because it will be going against the endless suggestions of
    Satan who would like to see the land destroyed which was made by
    God for his own glory by Christ Jesus.

    2. Because it will not force anyone to enter into the union of marriage between one man and one woman which God began from the beginning and blessed.

    3. Because my name then would be
    among the list of those who decided to take action to occupy
    some things of God till he come with the Lord Jesus and the heavenly host.

    I'm sure there are more, but is there any reason not to sign it?

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  5. Amen, anonymous 2:05!
    Prayerfully many will step up together with us, getting enough signatures for Referendum 71 to be on the ballot in Nov! Let's do it!

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  6. Barrack Obama is supposed to be a transnational. I wonder what his friends in the middle east think of gay marriage, or homosexuality period. Iran states they have no homosexuals, I wonder why? Gays are flocking to this country because they are tolerated here, yet Perez Hilton displayed his tolerance for heteros. Resist what I don't believe in, you betcha.

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