Looks like, once again, defenders of people's rights to not have other people have rights are being oppressed by the tyranny of the minority. And this time it's an even minor-er minority.
One solitary senator in Washington's state legislator has decided to change her vote on a marriage equality bill, and now every straight marriage in the state is in mortal danger of whatever it is that happens when gay people get to marry each other…
[State Sen.] Mary Margaret Haugen said she would be the 25th vote in the 49-member Senate for the bill. Supporters say the legislation already has a majority behind it in the state House of Representatives, and Gov. Christine Gregoire has said she would sign it if passed.
"For me personally, I have always believed in traditional marriage between a man and a woman," Haugen, a Democrat from the Puget Sound community of Camano Island, said in a statement on her decision. "That is what I believe, to this day.
"But this issue isn't about just what I believe," she continued. "It's about respecting others, including people who may believe differently than I. It's about whether everyone has the same opportunities for love and companionship and family and security that I have enjoyed."
Oh, I know what happened. The "rational thought" special interest group must have gotten to her with their "think and behave reasonably" agenda. Ugh! It's enough to make you sick. Mark my words! This country is on a slippery slope leading directly into the quivering maw of rationality.
And that is not the America that I know.
Tags: LGBT, Marriage Equality, State Legislature, Washington