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Tabling issue was right

I applaud the Spokane City Council’s decision to table the gay marriage issue. There should be a total separation of church and state. Civil government’s job is to protect the rights of all with fairness and justice. Therefore, civil government has the authority to determine what constitutes a civil union – no matter what name is applied.

However, the institutions of marriage and the seventh-day Sabbath were established by God at creation. Therefore, these are fundamentally religious issues. The real question then is how any person who claims to be God’s minister or his disciple could sanction a perversion of these institutions of God?

Phyllis Eckler



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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.