Retain the meaning of marriage
September 20, 2012 · Updated 1:47 PM
In November we will vote on a foundational issue – the defining of marriage. Unfortunately the issue has been falsely presented as a "right" instead of a definition. It is not anti-gay to continue a definition of marriage that is held in all major religions and cultures; marriage is between one man and one women.
Good people have been sold on this issue as a right and not a foundational value of our American culture. Gay couples already have achieved the basic rights and have not been discriminated against.
Referendum 74 is simply about protecting the foundational definition that has stood the test of time. Thirty-one states have understood this and retained marriage as between one man and one woman.
Washington voters need to reject the false attempt to make it about rights and endorse what marriage is and has always been.
– Steve Altick