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R-74: Reject effort to redefine marriage

Letter by Erin O'Leary, Federal Way on Oct. 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm with No Comments »
October 17, 2012 2:43 pm

Please vote to reject Referendum 74. Same-sex couples already enjoy all the same rights and benefits as married couples in Washington under the domestic partnerships law from 2009.

Children need both a mom and a dad. Marriage exists for the benefit of children. Social science research and thousands of years of history show that children do best when raised by their married mom and dad.

There will be significant consequences if marriage is redefined in Washington. In other states that have redefined marriage, there have been profound consequences for those who express or act on their belief that marriage is the union between one man and one woman. We cannot stand by as activists conduct a social experiment that will be harmful to our children and grandchildren.

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