Two views on WA gay marriage measure

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Oregon Faith News Note:

Earlier this year Washington’s legislature and Governor signed a bill allowing same-sex marriage in Washington. Since that vote a referendum petition drive has started with the filing deadline in June. Over 120,000 signatures are needed to stop the law from being enacted and instead refer the law to voters for the ballot. KATU featured an AP interview of two opposing views in Washington, one from former Congressman Jay Inslee and another from Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna.

Inslee supports same-sex marriage calling Obama’s latest statement an acto focurage and “My opponent’s positions are not consistent with the forward-thinking, all-embracing, tolerant views of the state of Washington.”

McKeena stated,”I recognize that others disagree, so this is why it’s appropriate for the voters to decide what they want the law to be” and also said “I think this is an issue that is properly left to statute, not for our constitution,” he said. “I don’t think that’s an appropriate change to our constitution.”