History was made tonight when the Marriage Equality Bill passed out of the state Senate on a bipartisan vote of 28-21. The bill awaits a vote in the House of Representatives.
Children’s Alliance is proud to stand with families across the state who would benefit from this legislation.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender parents in every corner of our state are raising kids and striving to give them all they need to grow and flourish. No public policy should stand in their way.
Children of same-sex parents need the assurance that their parents will be treated equally. The legal and financial protections and benefits that marriage provides should be available to all loving couples who choose to marry. When parents have that security, the children they are raising will benefit, too.
As we face the current economic challenges, no family should be confronted with additional burdens to raising their kids and caring for their loved ones. Even in the best of times, but especially during this time of hardship, we should be doing everything we can to make all families strong.
We urge lawmakers in the coming weeks to approve marriage equality. It is not just the fair thing to do; it is in the best interest of children. Read more about marriage equality advocacy in Washington.