Expanding Domestic Partnership rights and benefits

HB 3104 and SB 6716

Less than one year after the state legislature established a Domestic Partnership Law, supporters of gay marriage are back. This year they demand expanded benefits for homosexuals including divorce. Now why would they ask for the right to divorce if they don’t have the right to marry? It is simply a deceptive move to elevate domestic partnerships to the same level as traditional marriage. These new bills bring them a giant step closer to their goal of “marriage equality”.

Last year, upon signing the bill into law, Gov. Gregoire pumped her fists in the air in victory. In this case, victory was short-lived. Sponsors of the bill immediately made it known that this legislation  fell short of their goals and insisted they would not be satisfied until gay marriage was achieved.
Make no mistake, the end game of gay activists is for Washington to be the first state to say “yes” to full-fledged gay marriage. Unless we act with strong opposition, our ultra-liberal legislature will do just that.

In 2006 the Washington State Supreme Court upheld the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. These new bills (199 pages each) are designed to build up the domestic partnership law until gay marriage is equivalent to the institution of marriage.

We must not allow them to alter the sacred institution of marriage to accommodate a lifestyle and behavior that represents such a small segment of our society.

“The homosexual agenda may be fashionable with many Seattle legislators, but it is opposed by a majority of Washingtonians who resent being dragged along involuntarily by a social movement that contradicts the wisdom of the ages.”
Family Policy Institute of Washington

ACTION: CALL OR EMAIL YOUR SENATOR AND REPRESENTATIVES AND EXPRESS YOUR STRONG OPPOSITION TO THESE BILLS.