Today truly is a wondrous day to be a small-minded bigot in the Evergreen State.
Up until now, it had always been taken for granted that gay people are sub-citizens, unworthy of benefiting from the same legal protections as their straight friends and family. But, now — for the first time in their state's storied 123 year history — Washington's vibrant community of hate-filled xenophobes will actually get to take an active roll in oppressing an already-oppressed minority and strip gay people of their government-provided rights…
In a crowded reception room surrounded by applauding gay couples and lawmakers, and with media from around the country looking on, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday signed landmark legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state…
Opponents of same-sex marriage intended to quickly file a referendum aimed at repealing the law, and if they are able to collect enough valid signatures — 120,577 — between now and June 6, the law will be put on hold until the November election.
All it takes is a simple flourish of your pen, and you can destroy a family's life. What an amazing opportunity.
Tags: Chris Gregoire, Homophobia, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Washington