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GOP AG's Wife Supports Marriage Equality, Says GOP Should Get A Life


Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna said he opposed marriage equality during his failed gubernatorial run, but the same can't be said for his wife, Marilyn McKenna.

McKennaMLast night, as Washington officials began distributing the state's first marriage licenses for same-sex couples, the wouldbe first lady tweeted, "Marriage is a blessing, not a political issue. We do well to remember that everyone benefits when couples commit."

She then wrote to Seattle PI: "I believe that being pro-gay marriage is completely consistent with being a Republican too. It’s a matter of personal choice that the government has no right to interfere in."

And then she went even further with follow-up email: "Both the government and the Republican Party need to get the hell out of people’s bedrooms and get a life!" She seems fun!

It's worth noting that despite his opposition to marriage equality, Attorney General McKenna, an Eagle Scout, has been working to bypass the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policies.

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  1. I would ask her if being a Republican is also consistent with being for a fairer minimum wage for working people, for environmental regulations to help keep our planet alive, for a regulated capitalism that doesn't allow the free market to run roughshod over the people etc etc !!!

    Posted by: andrew | Dec 6, 2012 10:27:58 AM

  2. Beautifully said. There are some Republicans who get it. Now they need to call their party out on their anti-gay BS by standing up against them when they promote homophobia or seek to enact anti-gay laws. It's not enough to simply be for equality.

    Posted by: Francis | Dec 6, 2012 10:37:57 AM

  3. Love her! Just wish some republicans like her would pop up in middle America now but hey, we'll take it.

    Posted by: Opinionated | Dec 6, 2012 10:43:17 AM

  4. "We do well to remember that everyone benefits when couples commit." So simple and so true. Very well-said.

    Posted by: AJ | Dec 6, 2012 10:48:30 AM

  5. I like that she's telling others that we are *not* trying to suppress straight marriage, as some hate mongers would have people believe.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 6, 2012 12:38:15 PM

  6. It would be so embarrassing to be a member of the Republican party.

    Posted by: 1equalityusa | Dec 6, 2012 1:42:49 PM

  7. Marriage has a social function, and it's not restricted to a cult, it exist beyond any religious meaning, it must reflect the reality that many same genders couples are nowadays living; she's confuse, but that's her problem

    Posted by: MArk | Dec 6, 2012 2:30:46 PM

  8. She's on the right track but saying "it's a matter of personal choice" shows us she still doesn't quite get it.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Dec 6, 2012 5:43:51 PM

  9. She like many people in America are now starting to pick up on what Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau said 45 -- *45* -- years ago:

    "There's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation."

    Posted by: Randal Oulton | Dec 6, 2012 6:28:27 PM

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