Two new ads in support of Referendum
74, the Washington state ballot measure which would uphold a gay
marriage law approved by lawmakers, feature religious leaders.
In one of the ads, the Rev. Rich Lang
of the University Temple Methodist Church in Seattle and his wife
Cathy discuss their support for marriage equality.
“I struggled with the notion of
same-sex marriage,” Mr. Lang says. “[I]t was compassion that
broke in. My shift came when I realized that at the very core of my
Christianity is the compassion that God has shown toward me.”
“For a couple to be able to take their
vows in front of friends and family, it means they're together,
forever,” Mrs. Lang says. “And don't we want that for
everybody?” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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In the second spot from Washington
United for Marriage, five religious leaders offer their support for
“Referendum 74 protects religious
freedom,” says the Rev. Sandy Brown.
“Churches will still perform
marriages according to their beliefs,” says the Rev. Tom Kidd.
“Marriage matters to all of us,”
adds Bishop Grant Hagiya.