February 12th, 2007

Hanifah Tough

In Washington State

The Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance seeks to defend equal marriage in this state by challenging the Washington Supreme Court’s ruling on Andersen v. King County. This decision, given in July 2006, declared that a “legitimate state interest” allows the Legislature to limit marriage to those couples able to have and raise children together. Because of this “legitimate state interest,” it is permissible to bar same-sex couples from legal marriage.Read more...Collapse )

The Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance recognizes that this initiative is just plain silly. But, do you think this will actually convince any anti-gay voters that banning same-sex marriage for the sake of the children is just as silly? Is this the type of initiative that can create a dialog outside the queer community? What do you think of the initiative itself?