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Q — Did Washington Vote Right On Gay Marriage?

Issue: Court upholds gay marriage ban: Massachusetts remains only state to allow gay marriage after 5-4 vote/Rich Roesler, Spokesman-Review

Justice Barbara Madsen (writing in the ruling): Washington’s 1998 Defense of Marriage Act “…is constitutional because the legislature was entitled to believe that limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples furthers procreation, essential to survival of the human race, and furthers the well-being of children by encouraging families where children are reared in homes headed by the children’s biological parents.”

DFO: I believe in human rights. I don’t believe in discrimination against gays. However, I also believe in this ruling. Marriage, from time immemorial and across all major cultures and religions, has been limited to the union of a man and a woman. Justice Barbara Madsen nails the key argument for supporting this view.

Question: Do you believe the Washington court made the right decision?

This question and resultant thread was originally posted at 10:06 a.m. Wednesday.

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