I want to urge a no vote on Referendum 74. Same-sex couples already enjoy all the same rights and benefits as married couples in Washington under the domestic partnerships, “everything but marriage,” law from 2009.
Children need both a mom and a dad. Marriage exists for the benefit of children. Social science research and thousands of years of history show that children do best when raised by their married mom and dad.
If marriage is redefined in our state, there will be profound consequences for those who express or act on their belief that marriage is the union between one man and one woman. Please stand by traditional marriage and not let this social experiment by activists take place. It will be harmful to our children and grandchildren.