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Love you and honor you the rest of my life…


Sean Fritz, left, and Tim McQuillan exchange rings during their wedding Friday as the Rev. Mark Stringer officiates in Des Moines. Associated Press
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Sean Fritz, left, and Tim McQuillan exchange rings during their wedding Friday as the Rev. Mark Stringer officiates in Des Moines. Associated Press (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

We love it when we witness a marriage ceremony: people with their eyes full of hope and passion for a life together. We want the best for their future, for the family they have created.

Finally, those couples who love each other, and are the same gender, who create  a family, and want simply to have their relationship recognized as a family  may soon have their status as a married couple legally acknowledged in Washington state.  

To deny people their civil rights is not what we do here in America; we abhor that behavior in other places around the world. And nothing is more human, more civil, than a commitment to love and honor another human being.

 A House vote to follow next week and a certain signature from Governor Chris Gregoire.

(S-R archives photo: Sean Fritz, left, and Tim McQuillan exchange rings during their wedding as the Rev. Mark Stringer officiates in Des Moines. Associated Press)




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