Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Senate Bill 5688

Here's an update on Senate Bill 5688 - Homosexual Marriage:

There was a public hearing on SB 5688 Monday afternoon in the House Committee on Judiciary in Olympia.

The hearing was standing room only with about 3 to 1 opposed.

Representative Matt Shea pressed the question whether in this bill, "The term marriage was defined to include domestic partnerships through out the bill." The sponsors finally admitted that it did.

The financial reality of this bill was also finally exposed - it will cost about $2 million this fiscal year and $8.5 million over the next 5-6 years.

The committee was given 1700 letters from citizens expressing opposition to this bill.

They are scheduled to vote the bill out of committee Friday.

Info from Faith & Freedom

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