I really, really don't want to talk about gay marriage, because of all the things that are going on right now, it's way down the list of issues that matter. But this needs to be said -- if we're going to have gay marriage, this is how it should be brought about:
The Washington legislation cleared the state House of Representatives by a vote of 55-43, a week after the state Senate passed it by a 28-21 vote. Democrats, accounting for the lion's share of support for the bill, control both legislative bodies in Olympia.Legislators pass laws. Governors sign them. If the state of Washington wants gay marriage, and the citizenry there elects officials who write it into law, more power to them.