I read the statement this morning released by the Washington senator who has pledged to be the 25th (and therefore last necessary) vote for marriage in the state. There was a section that I posted to Facebook, and so far, all the comments are positive, but I'll be interested to see if any discussion sparks. It's a beautiful way to be true to herself, while still being a legislator for all.
"I have very strong Christian beliefs, and personally I have always
said when I accepted the Lord, I became more tolerant of others. I
stopped judging people and try to live by the Golden Rule. This is part
of my decision. I do not believe it is my role to judge others,
regardless of my personal beliefs. It's not always easy to do that. For
me personally, I have always believed in traditional marriage between a
man and a woman. That is what I believe, to this day.
"But this issue isn't about just what I believe. It's about
respecting others, including people who may believe differently than I.
It's about whether everyone has the same opportunities for love and
companionship and family and security that I have enjoyed."