The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) has taken a puzzling stance on Referendum 71.
WSCC opposed SSB 5688 because proponents publically [sic] stated that this legislation was intended to extend existing marriage rights to same-sex couples as a precursor to legalizing gay marriage in Washington State. While opposing all unjust discrimination against any individual, WSCC upholds marriage as a union between a man and a woman, which is the foundation of our civil society.
I find it difficult to reconcile the position of opposing all unjust discrimination with not supporting a law that would eliminate said unjust discrimination simply because some of the people who want the law to pass want to use it as a stepping stone. A more logical position, at least in my mind, would be to support Referendum 71 and then oppose same-sex marriage when it becomes an issue for voters or legislators to decide.
Anyway...you know...like it's going to matter in the long run.
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