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Aging, but still valid

This is in response to Duncan Bean’s premise (March 10) that “sexual attraction has only one purpose: to facilitate reproduction.” He expands on this to demean the gay community by contending that, since gays cannot naturally reproduce, they lack validity and, as such, are not entitled to rights.

If we can disprove his argument, then everything else he posits against the gay community also fails. Therefore, I offer as proof: I am a 60-year-old man that finds his wife of 36 years sexually attractive and with some assurance my breeding days are over.

Jon Ruggles

Wallace


 

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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.