Letter: Domestic partnerships are enough
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Socially, marriage is a well-established and structured pattern of behavior for relationships that is accepted as a fundamental part of our culture. The definition of marriage as one man and one woman is the definition that some want to change.
Marriage is defined as a husband, a man, and a wife, a woman. Marriage is defined that way by the Social Security Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Defense, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, USMC, Department of Veterans Affairs, federal criminal law, state criminal law, federal civil law, state civil law, and real estate law. There is one thing that is in all of these laws and regulations women are treated differently than men.
Many in the homosexual movement promised us that if they could have a law allowing them to be domestic partners, they would be satisfied. Washington has had a domestic partnership law since 2007, and an “everything but marriage” expansion of that law since 2009. Now why do we want to change the definition of marriage?
And why is our state spending precious taxpayer money and its time on this legislation when there are so many more grave issues to be dealt with?