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Washington State Gay Rights: They're Winning Friday, January 27, 2006

It looks like the state of Washington, one of the more progressive states, has finally gotten it together and voted yes on their gay rights bill. It is interesting to see that even good ol' Republicans will do the right thing when the money threatens to walk.
Sen. Bill Finkbeiner, R-Kirkland, reversed his previous position to turn the tide this year.

"This has been a terribly difficult issue for me," said Finkbeiner as he explained his change of heart.

"What we are really talking about here is...whether or not it's OK to be gay or homosexual in this state. On whether or not it's appropriate to be discriminating against or to discriminate against someone because of that."

He said being gay or lesbian isn't a choice.

"People don't choose this. We don't choose who we love, the heart chooses who we love," Finkbeiner said.

"I don't believe that it is right ... to say that it's acceptable to discriminate against people because of that , because of who their heart chooses to love. I can not stand with that argument."


Apparently, the kids at Microsoft decided the bill was a good thing, made a few calls and the Republican changed his vote to yes. Hat tip to America Blog.




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