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View Diary: Same-sex marriages commence in Washington state (114 comments)

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  •  I haven't heard anything (7+ / 0-)

    about that happening.

    And, no, I'm rather certain the bill did not include any "conscious clause" allowing clerks to bully citizens into following their Biblical laws. Like NY, clerks will have to take up the issue with their employer: the state.

    •  I can't figure out if I want some clerk to try the (1+ / 0-)
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      conscience clause route.  I would hope people in 2012 would be beyond that whole church runs their life while doing a government job thing, but whenever it happens like in NY, it highlights just how necessary equal protection under the law is for GLBT folk and how measures like that in Washington are needed.

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