A news headline today deals with the New Jersey state senate passing a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. It is believed the bill will also be approved by the state’s other legislative body but ultimately vetoed by Governor Chris Christie. Same-sex marriage and gay rights are hot-button issues in the GOP presidential primaries with all remaining contenders vying to be as opposed to both as is possible.
As you may know, the state of Washington just approved same-sex marriages and the 9th District Court in California overturned that state’s Proposition 8 which outlawed same-sex marriage. Also in the news was a statement by Maryland’s governor hoping his state would become the next to expand individual rights to its citizens.
But while many conservative Republicans may be opposed to gay-rights and same-sex marriages, not all are. Below is a YouTube video of a Republican legislator in Washington State expressing why she supported the state’s recent expansion of individual rights. We need more people with her sensitivity, reason, and compassion.