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Voters in Washington State are predicted to pass Referendum 74, which expands the legal definition of marriage to include couples of the same sex. Living near Seattle means being at the epicenter of the very passionate debate between those who want what they call equal rights and those who wish to stick with the traditional definition of marriage.

People have various reasons for supporting or opposing this measure. Libertarians believe in more freedom so same sex marriage represents increased freedom to some in their belief system. Many liberals believe that this is a civil rights issue along the lines of racial segregation and that we need to update our laws to be fair. A lot of conservatives posit that redefining marriage is giving special rights to a minority and that equal rights already exist. (more…)

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