Bellevue Reporter: Vote ‘yes’ on R-74, marriage for all | Editorial

The Legislature approved marriage for same-sex couples in the last legislative session. Referendum 74 is a vote to approve that decision. The Legislature did the right thing and voters should, too, by approving Referendum 74.

At its heart, R-74 is a vote against discrimination. It gives to all people something simple, but profound – the right to marry.

Many of those who oppose R-74 say gays and lesbians shouldn’t be allowed to redefine marriage. Perhaps that’s because the definition is wrong. At its core, marriage is two people vowing their love and commitment together. What’s important is the love and commitment, not their specific genders.

Voters should reject discrimination – and approve R-74.

– Craig Groshart, Bellevue Reporter