02 Nov Washington: Tomorrow REJECT SB 5688!
Citizens of Washington: A Call To Action
Tomorrow, November 3, citizens will go to the polls to decide the future of marriage in Washington. We need your help to ensure that the people of Washington repeal SB 5688 and defend traditional marriage from those who seek to redefine it. We need you to go to the polls and REJECT Referendum 71.
Last May, Governor Gregoire signed SB 5688 into law in an attempt to open the door for same-sex marriage in Washington. The new law would provide same-sex domestic partnerships with the all the rights and privileges previously designated for only traditional marriage, and it would redefine ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ as gender neutral terms. This is the final step before complete legalization and recognition of same-sex marriage.
Over 100,000 Washington citizens voiced their opposition to this bill and we now have the opportunity to overturn this dangerous legislation and stop this attack on marriage. Tomorrow is our one chance to stand together and reaffirm that Washington believes in traditional marriage between one man and one woman.
If we fail, the new legislation will undermine our state’s Defense of Marriage Act by providing the necessary precedent for same-sex partners to demand the courts override the will of the people and overturn DOMA.
Don’t let this happen. REJECT Ref. 71 to ensure that the people of Washington decide what marriage means in Washington-the union of one man and one woman.
If you don’t stand up for marriage and REJECT Ref. 71, we can no longer ensure that marriage will provide the best environment for nurturing and raising children, that our communities will protect the invaluable roles of husbands and wives, that our state will have the best foundation for a strong society and a bright future.
Rejecting Ref.71 protects traditional marriage and reaffirms the importance of marriage for our children and our society.
So when asked on Tuesday to approve or reject SB 5688, VOTE REJECT.
REJECT this attempt to overrule the people of Washington, REJECT this redefinition of husbands and wives, REJECT this attack on marriage.