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Do your part to stop homosexual "marriage" in Washington State by signing and supporting REFERENDUM 74 and INITIATIVE 1194

For information on how to volunteer and/or support REFERENDUM 74 click here to link to the website of the Family Policy Institute of Washington

For information on how to volunteer and/or support INITIATIVE 1194, call 425-290-2838

 
PRESS RELEASE: Preserve Marriage Washington Files Referendum Against Legislation Redefining Marriage PDF Print E-mail

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            CONTACT:   Joseph Backholm

February 13, 2010 (425) 608-0242

 

 

"Voters will have the opportunity to define marriage in our state," - Joseph Backholm

 

Olympia, WA - Moments after Governor Christine Gregoire signed legislation redefining marriage, a coalition of groups officially filed referendum papers to begin the process of presenting the issue to voters in November. The newly-formed group Preserve Marriage Washington filed the referendum with the Secretary of State.

 

"Marriage is the union of one man and one woman for good reason," said Joseph Backholm, Executive Director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington and the proponent of the referendum. "Marriage is society's way of bringing men and women together so that children can be raised by, and cared for by, their mother and father - the people responsible for bringing them into the world. It is the most-important, child-focused institution of society and we will fight to preserve it. Voters will have the opportunity to define marriage in our state."

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Senate Committee Will Consider Substitute Bill PDF Print E-mail

 

The Senate Government Operations, Tribal Relations and Elections Committee will be considering a proposed substitute, rather than the original version of the "gay marriage" bill, at its public hearing on Monday.

Proposed Substitute Bill 6239 would still legalize so-called "marriages" between members of the same sex. However, it would give more meaningful protection to churches which refuse to facilitate same-sex ceremonies than the original bill.

The proposed substitute also changes the law which requires couples getting married to say "that they take each other to be husband and wife," instead requiring couples getting married to say "that they take each other to be spouses." The original bill retained the phrase "husband and wife."

The Senate Government Operations, Tribal Relations and Elections Committee hearing will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday. The House Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing on the House "gay marriage" bill at 1:30 p.m. the same day.


 
Stevens statement on Gov. Gregoire’s gay marriage proposal PDF Print E-mail

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Stevens statement on Gov. Gregoire’s gay marriage proposal

Jan. 4, 2012

OLYMPIA…In response to the governor’s announcement today that she will support gay marriage legislation in the 2012 legislative session, Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, issued this statement:

“Marriage between one man and one woman gives strength to society. Marriage and the family, instituted since the beginning of time, is the cornerstone of our nation and gives stability in our society. Children look to their mother and father to teach them family principles, which gives them a foundation to become contributing members of society.

“Same-sex marriage will erode that foundation. It will undermine the value that is statistically upheld for children being parented by a mother and father.

“Domestic partnership claimed to be the goal of the homosexual community, in order to give them the legal foundation they claimed was needed. However, only one-quarter of one percent of Washington citizens have taken advantage of the domestic partnership legislation passed in 2009. But now they want marriage.

“This is a tactic to divert attention from the emergent issue of the state’s financial crisis.

“The Washington State Constitution protects freedom of conscience and our religious heritage. I will oppose this legislative proposal for the sake of maintaining our stable society.”

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Sen. Stevens represents the 39th Legislative District,
which includes part of rural King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

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Mission

To promote and reinforce the fundamental American principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility, free enterprise and limited government; to encourage respect for the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Washington; and to vigorously defend human life, the institution of marriage, religious freedom, and Judeo-Christian values.

Purpose

To inform and educate Washingtonians on the issues that impact the well being of the traditional family and to coordinate and strengthen current advocacy efforts on behalf of families and allied organizations across the state.

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