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Washington State marriage equality round-up

Referendum 74 Washington marriage

By Scottie ThomastonGoal Thermometer

– The anti-gay campaign in Washington state recently released its first ad. Its full of the same distortions typically used in these campaigns. Washington United For Marriage responds, “”They are busted,” said WUM campaign manager Zach Silk. “There is nothing new here, nothing that they haven’t dredged up before, and nothing that’s held up to to the light of day. This is about one thing only — misleading and scaring voters. We believe people have wised up to these lies and understand that extending marriage to all loving couples is about fundamental fairness. Simply put, our law hurts no one, and better protects all loving couples and their families. ”

“It’s ironic to us that our opponents, who claim to oppose the freedom to marry on behalf of children and families, would actually seek to treat one set of children differently from another,” added Silk. “If they really cared about doing all that we can as a society to help kids succeed and thrive, then they should embrace marriage for those parents so that all families are treated equally and fairly.””

The ad is fact-checked by the marriage equality campaign here.

– Nordstrom, a fashion retailer in Washington, endorsed marriage equality.

– The city of Tacoma, WA endorsed marriage equality.

6 Comments

  • 1. Steve  |  October 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    "“There is nothing new here, nothing that they haven’t dredged up before, and nothing that’s held up to to the light of day. This is about one thing only — misleading and scaring voters."

    And it's worked time and time again, so for heaven's sake, THIS TIME, please fight back…no more of the CA Prop 8-style "nice" ads, please.

    Call a lie a lie…get aggressive.

    Or these lies will work again…mark my words…

  • 2. Gregory in SLC  |  October 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Washington United for Marriage put up a good Marriage fact checker:
    http://marriagefactcheck.com/

  • 3. Steve  |  October 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    On-line stuff pales in comparison to television advertising. As noted by others in another thread here, chances are the only people reading the on-line fact checking are those who already agree with your position.

    Where are the ads that loudly and strongly call out the lies?

  • 4. Gregory in SLC  |  October 16, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I hear you! Hoping President Obama can call out some of Mitt Romney's lies tonight!

  • 5. Seth from Maryland  |  October 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    [youtube iPWwuNxz5gw&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPWwuNxz5gw&feature=youtu.be youtube]

    New Ad in Washington

  • 6. Seth from Maryland  |  October 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    [youtube iPWwuNxz5gw&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPWwuNxz5gw&feature=youtu.be youtube]

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