Lawmakers scrutinize constituents on gay rights

Feb 10, 2012 Full story: The News Tribune

To understand the "no" vote cast on same-sex marriage by Rep. Steve Kirby, a Tacoman who usually sides with his fellow Democrats, look at how the people in his district voted in 2009 on the successful referendum giving gay couples "everything but marriage." In its new shape after post-census redistricting, Kirby's diverse South Tacoma and east ... (more)

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#1 Feb 10, 2012
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...“My adopted family raised me as they raised their own children, with strong Christian values,” Shin said in a statement crediting his adoptive family for saving his life.“To this day, I cherish those values and try to live my life in accordance with their teachings. Therefore my vote against passage of this bill was one that was deeply personal.“

So, Mr. Shin, it is insufficient for YOU to be obedient to YOUR parents, the rest of us must also obey them as well?

It would NEVER have even occured to me that the reason you were elected was be in a position to force others to obey YOUR Mommy and Daddy.

What an INFANT !!

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#2 Feb 10, 2012
He says that he voted against it because his constituents voted 55% against gays in the election. Sometimes you lead, and sometimes you follow. I guess this guy is a follower. I just hope he never makes it to the position of a judge who oversees Civil Rights cases. If he had been on the court African Americans would still have no civil rights.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Feb 11, 2012
I wonder how biased the language of any repeal referendum will be, considering the person in charge of approving the ballot language is non other than the anti-gay republican attorney general who's running for governor this this.

Gee, what a happy coincidence for the anti-gays.

Any rational person who think that would be a conflict of interest, considering he's publicly stated his opposition to marriage equality and vowed to overturn any such legislation if he's elected gov. Unfortunately he's actually leading the Dem candidate in all the polls.

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