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Washington State Libertarian Party endorses approval of Referendum 71

Rachel Hawkridge relays some good news in the Seattle Libertarian Examiner

Libertarians endorse the “Approve” Referendum 71 position

PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 21, 2009 – The Libertarian Party of Washington has endorsed the “Approve” Referendum 71 position.

Libertarians believe that people should be treated equally, that we all possess the right to equal protection of the law, as afforded by the 14th Amendment.

“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”     – 14th Amendment

Since the government gives benefits to heterosexual couples, it is imperative that we also extend these benefits to our gay and lesbian citizens as well.

“The children of gay and lesbian couples are entitled to equal protection, as well.  Discrimination against the gay and lesbian community is also discrimination against their children.”  Rachel Hawkridge, Chair of the Libertarian Party of Washington says “It’s horrible that people discriminate against loving, adult couples, but to discriminate against their innocent children is deplorable.  It’s inhumane .”

Washington Libertarians urge all voters to “Approve” Referendum 71.

It’s the right thing to do.

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About the Libertarian Party of Washington: We are the nation’s third largest political party. We believe in personal freedom and responsibility. Find more information at

The libertarian tide is strong in Washington state, even for people in other parties.  This bodes well.

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