Democrats in the Washington State Senate have passed a bill to award every single right of marriage to homosexuals. Democrat Governor Christine Gregoire says she will sign it if it reaches her desk. “I don’t think they have the right to redefine marriage for all of us,” said Sen. Janea Holmquist, a Republican from Moses Lake.
The Washington bill copies the core of California’s counterfeit marriage law:
Washington’s SB 5688 reads:
“…for all purposes under state law, state registered domestic partners shall be treated the same as married spouses.”
California Family Code, Section 297.5, passed in 2003 as AB 205, stated:
“Registered domestic partners shall have the same rights, protections, and benefits, and shall be subject to the same responsibilities, obligations, and duties under law, whether they derive from statutes, administrative regulations, court rules, government policies, common law, or any other provisions or sources of law, as are granted to and imposed upon spouses.”
I remember how, during the 2003 Assembly floor debate, the last phrase “as are granted to and imposed upon married spouses” was edited to remove the word “married.” This enabled a few Democrat legislators to vote to pass AB 205 and then deceptively claimed it had nothing to do with marriage.
The marriage counterfeit is passing in Washington despite their 1998 marriage amendment which reserved the word “marriage” for a man and a woman. The same thing happened in Oregon after a 2004 constitutional amendment passed there to preserve the word “marriage.” Quickly, the Democrat-controlled legislature passed “civil unions” which mimic and have all the rights of marriage and are legally indistinguishable from real marriage.
In California, voters passed Proposition 22 in 2000 to protect the word “marriage” in the state’s statutes. But Prop. 22 neglected to include the “rights, benefits, and privileges” of marriage. So, within a few years, the Democrats in the Legislature systematically copied marriage and awarded all the rights and privileges of marriage to homosexual “domestic partners.”
Then, in 2004, Judge Richard Kramer of San Francisco ruled that since homosexuals were awarded marriage rights, it was illogical not to award them the marriage label as well. The Supreme Court agreed 4-3 in May 2008, but was quickly overruled in November 2008 by Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment.
Counterfeits always harm society, whether it’s lying or cheating, or a teenager pretending he loves a girl just so she’ll give him sex, or the stealing that banks and other businesses endure, or the false documents that are commonplace in the black market.
I am greatly concerned how counterfeit marriages in California and other states will teach children that there’s nothing special about marriage and that homosexual relationships deserve the same honor as marriage, just with a different name. The opposite is true. No relationship deserves the same right or status of marriage between a man and a woman because sameness is utterly different from oneness.
And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” — Jesus Christ in Matthew 19:4-6