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GOP Rep. Walsh slapped by locals over co-sponsoring domestic partners legislation….

The Franklin County Republican central committee has "overwhelmingly voted to censure" state Rep. Maureen Walsh "for her sponsorship of the recently passed HB 1727."

(It probably should be noted here that the prime sponsor of the bill was Rep. Jamie Pedersen. Walsh was a co-sponsor -- along with 55 other lawmakers.) From a press release sent out Tuesday by the county GOP:

Despite all her rhetoric otherwise, it has become indisputable to the Franklin County Republican Central Committee that Rep. Walsh is actively working to incrementally legalize gay marriages.

...Representative Walsh has claimed that Republicans favor her agenda of stripping traditional marriage of its meaning and watering down the definition of the words “marriage” and “family”. Thus, we, The Franklin County Republican Central Committee, formally give the Franklin County community and voting constituents of District 16, NOTICE, that Representative Maureen Walsh does not represent the values of the Franklin County Republican Party.

Look for lots more of these types of family fights if foes of the state's "everything but marriage" law for domestic partners gather enough signatures to try for a voter veto of that new law in November.

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