Green hills. Blue water. Gay marriage.
|Jamie Pedersen [l] and Ed Murray [r]|
So, maybe now is the time to get this done, eh? Ed Murray believes that the idea of pushing marriage equality legislation to a floor vote when they reconvene in January, is getting quite serious: "We've always said that domestic partnership was not an end to itself but a path toward marriage."
And though he doesn't believe that the recent passage of marriage equality in new York will help his cause, he does believe that every time marriage equality passes, and the world doesn't fall apart, and locusts don't come, and hell doesn't rise up, that people begin to see the light.
GOP Senator Dan Swecker has consistently voted against gay-rights and domestic-partnership legislation, and believes there would be strong opposition to gay marriage in his caucus: "I think primarily the Republicans, but (also) some Democrats, tend to support the traditional definition of marriage and think it's a mistake to try to change that."
When will these wingnut learn that ttraditional marriage does not exist. Every single marriage, heterosexual and homosexual, is different.
But, working against Dan Swecker is the fact that Democrats currently hold a 27-to-22 majority in the Senate and a 56-to-42 advantage in the House.
This could be the time. Fingers crossed.