October 15, 2012
- The anti-gay campaign in Washington state recently released its first ad. Its full of the same distortions typically used in these campaigns. Washington United For Marriage responds, “”They are busted,” said WUM campaign manager Zach Silk. “There is nothing new here, nothing that they haven’t dredged up before, and nothing that’s held up to to the light of day. This is about one thing only — misleading and scaring voters. We believe people have wised up to these lies and understand that extending marriage to all loving couples is about fundamental fairness. Simply put, our law hurts no one, and better protects all loving couples and their families. ”
“It’s ironic to us that our opponents, who claim to oppose the freedom to marry on behalf of children and families, would actually seek to treat one set of children differently from another,” added Silk. “If they really cared about doing all that we can as a society to help kids succeed and thrive, then they should embrace marriage for those parents so that all families are treated equally and fairly.”"
The ad is fact-checked by the marriage equality campaign here.
- Nordstrom, a fashion retailer in Washington, endorsed marriage equality.
- The city of Tacoma, WA endorsed marriage equality.