Home / News / Santorum to rally against marriage equality in Washington state
Santorum to rally against marriage equality in Washington state

Santorum to rally against marriage equality in Washington state

Bloomberg reports that "In Maine, Maryland and Washington, voters on Nov. 6 will decide whether to allow gay men and lesbians to wed. The issue is drawing the broadest public support to date and surveys show the measures leading in all three states — giving advocates their best chance yet for the first ballot-box victory after a decade of defeat." The initiatives in those states specify that religious leaders will not be forced to marry gay couples.

In Washington, the marriage bill is known as Referendum 74 — and those opposed to it say that it will "impose" same-sex marriage on the state.

Austin R. Nimocks, Senior Counsel and Interim Vice President for the Center for Marriage & Family, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and Senator Rick Santorum are teaming up to speak against Referendum 74 tomorrow, a press release states.

Santorum has also been campaigning in Iowa, joining The FAMiLY Leader, CatholicVote.org, and the National Organization for Marriage in opposing the retention of Justice David Wiggins, one of the justices serving on the state's supreme court who ruled that Iowa's ban on same sex marriage violated the state's constitution.

About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
  • Peter

    It never stops does it. Up here they re-introduced a motion in Parliament to revisit the abortion debate. It's guaranteed same-sex-marriage is next.

    • Deborah_B

      There's kind of dominionist movement in Canada at play, isn't there? Or is it more the Reconstruction / right-wing conservative branch? Sometimes I wonder what their end game is. These religious folk cannot "live and let live" — it is important to them to demand that everyone be miserable, believe in their deity, and live as they dictate, but ultimately, I don't quite understand what they will gain.

      • Peter

        Sorry meant as a reply.
        Yes there is Deborah. The PM, Stephen Harper, belongs to The Christian and Missionary Alliance sect which is a Dominionist group who believe we are in the “end times.” He’s got three more years before the next election so god knows what kind of damage he’ll do. Many thoughtful Canadians are very concerned. I hope I’m wrong.

        • Anon

          I suspect you might be wrong (I hope you are). The motion you referred
          to was a no go and never saw the light of day. Harper has stated
          publicly that he will not reopen that debate. He will leave these things
          alone if he knows what's good for him. Quebec and Ontario would kill
          him in the next election if he doesn't pay attention. There are a great many folks here that want this left alone.

          Frankly,
          I'm happy he is the conservative leader. His iron-fisted control eases
          my mind about these issues whereas I'm quite sure a different
          conservative leader would open the flood-gates on anything and
          everything that conflicts with his/her religious ideologies.

          btw:
          I saw a interesting tee-shirt on a woman recently. It read: If you can
          tell me what to do with my body, can I tell you what to do with your
          bible.

          • Peter

            Anon, I have a feeling this was a trial balloon. What struck me was how many Conservative MPs voted for Woodworth’s motion including 10 cabinet ministers including the biggest shock, Ambrose whose chair is on the Status of Women. Yes, Harper does have iron-fisted control, in fact he’s a control freak. So I can’t believe he was passive about this mini-revolt by Ministers in the Tory caucus. Oh well, Justin’s in the wings ready for his coronation. (Actually I do like him and I am an old Trudeau liberal.) Speaking of which, Trudeau and Mulcair are stanch Catholics and they said little during the run up to this thing. You wonder how they’ll vote if we revisit the abortion debate. But you’re probably right they’d lose Ont. and Quebec if it’s still a part of Canada that is, lol.

  • Peter

    Yes there is Deborah. The PM, Stephen Harper, belongs to The Christian and Missionary Alliance sect which is a Dominionist group who believe we are in the “end times.” He’s got three more years before the next election so god knows what kind of damage he’ll do. Many thoughtful Canadians are very concerned. I hope I’m wrong.

Scroll To Top