The leftist agenda is alive and well in The Evergreen State.
Voters in the state of Washington voted to allow same-sex
"marriage" Tuesday night, winning 52 to 48 percent, reflecting the
blue tide that swept across the nation. (Traditional marriage
group in Washington points out only half of ballots have been
counted.) The Evergreen State joined Maine and Maryland -- each
also winning 52 to 48 percent -- to make a total of nine states
(plus Washington, DC) that allow the unbiblical partnerships.
These unprecedented victories for the homosexual agenda marked
an end to the 32-state losing streak to legalize same-sex marriage
via the ballot box -- dating back to 1998. Also, Minnesota
did not join 39 other states banning "gay marriage," as its
voters said no to a constitutional ban of their own.
Washington state voters pushed forward a law that already passed
the legalization of same-sex marriage earlier this year in
February, when the House of Representatives voted for its approval
55-43. However, pro-family advocates gathered 200,000 signatures in
June to file a referendum with Washington's secretary of state,
which let the voters decide the issue at Tuesday's presidential
Homosexual activists spent millions propagating Referendum 74,
which received support from not only local corporate giants such as
Microsoft, Google, Starbucks, Amazon, Nike, Nordstrom, Costco, REI
and Expedia, but also from victorious Democratic candidates,
including soon-to-be Gov. Jay Inslee (51 to 49 percent over Rob
McKenna), Maria Cantwell (who beat Michael Baumgartner 60 to 40
percent) -- keeping her U.S. Senate seat -- and newly elected House
Rep. Susan DelBene (54 to 46 percent over John Koster). With the
referendum's passage, same-sex couples can begin applying for
marriage licenses as early as December 6.
Leftists high on I-502 as Evergreen State goes to
Contributing to the leftists' euphoria Tuesday night of
forwarding the h-agenda, Washingtonians also voted to legalize
marijuana (55 to 45 percent) through I-502, a campaign that raised
$6 million -- $2.8 million of which was spent on TV ads in
October. Proponents of the initiative claimed that blacks and
Hispanics were arrested for marijuana-related charges at
disproportionately high rates and that its legalization will end
this "discriminatory" treatment, But opponents see this as a safety
issue -- not a civil rights issue.
"It is a grave social injustice to trade the right of a minority
to get 'high' for the right of youth to grow up drug-free," said
Derek Franklin, president a drug-treatment group that banded with
the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, neither
of which raised money to contest the exorbitant I-502 ads.
Washington, along with Colorado, became the first states to reject
the federal drug control policy by legalizing the recreational use
of marijuana-- but despite this victory for pot advocates, the U.S.
Justice Department could sue to block I-502. Opponents of legalized
marijuana fear dire consequences, such as increased drugged driving
and heightened youth drug abuse, but marijuana fans discredit such
concerns, comparing the adoption of I-502 on Nov. 6 to the 21st
Amendment passed in 1933 that ended of the prohibition of
This newly adopted policy puts Washington to the left of the
Netherlands when it comes to marijuana laws, and also Oregon, which
voted against a similar measure. Massachusetts voted Tuesday to
legalize marijuana for medical purposes, which 17 other states now
A snowballing agenda from coast to coast
Not contained within state lines, the h-agenda avalanche that
saw same-sex marriage legalized in two other states rolled through
vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan's home state, as Rep. Tammy
Baldwin won her election bid in Wisconsin to become the
nation's first openly gay senator.
Adding icing to the cake for the leftist agenda, Democrats
reelected to a second term President Barack Obama, considered to be
the most pro-homosexual president in U.S. history. Having already
worked to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" in the military, it is
feared that Obama will work to do away with the federal Defense of
Marriage Act, as well, which he refused to defend earlier in his
Thirty-nine states presently have statutes or constitutional
amendments protecting marriage as solely between one man and one
woman. The three states legalizing same-sex marriage Tuesday night
now join Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Iowa
and New York, plus Washington, DC, in forwarding the homosexual
agenda -- an agenda the president vowed to promote just months
In June, Obama promised the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender
community at the White House that he is not just their friend but
also their advocate, promising that his homosexual activism has
only just begun.
Truth and consequences
When all the celebrating on the left is done, many Christians
and conservatives fear that there will be many sobering realities
with which they will face. Instead of seeing the new same-sex
marriage law as an expansion of "rights," pro-family advocates see
it as not only tearing down the protection of children, but
redefining and destroying the institution of marriage the way it
was intended to be -- between one man and one woman to provide
a safe, secure and wholesome environment to nurture and develop
Massachusetts -- the first state legalizing same-sex
marriage -- teaches from books promoting homosexual behavior
and releationships to children in public schools, which do not give
parents the ability to pull their children from the instruction
that attacks and challenges their sincerely held beliefs and
convictions. Christian are also concerned that churches will be
forced to perform same-sex marriages or face stiff penalties, like
the ones issued by courts in New Jersey and New Mexico to a church
facility and a wedding photographer (respectively) for declining to
offer their services to same-sex couples.
But despite the recent victories registered by the h-agenda at
the polls Tuesday, there is disagreement as to whether the results
are the beginning of a national trend.
"At the end of the day, we're still at 32 victories," said
National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown. "Just
because two extreme blue states vote for gay marriage doesn't mean
the Supreme Court will create a constitutional right for it out of
But advocates of homosexual behavior disagree, believing Nov. 6 to
be a watershed event.
"The tide has turned," argued Rick Jacobs of the California-based
homosexual-rights group Courage Campaign. "Those who oppose the
freedom to marry for committed couples are clearly on the wrong
side of history."
And pro-family advocates also believe there will be a price to be
paid for adults voting to entertain their desire to smoke
marijuana, as opposed to protecting society's youth.
"Legalizing is going to increase marijuana use among kids and
really create a mess with the federal government," warns Washington
Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention president
Derek Franklin. "It's a bit of a tragedy for the state."
The campaign to amend the Minnesota constitution to protect
traditional marriage is going to be a close call. At the same time,
a recent poll shows that the race to overturn homosexual "marriage"
in Maryland is heating up.