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Old 1st Jul 2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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Gay donors back GOP legislator who voted for same-sex marriage


When the Legislature legalized gay marriage, state Rep. Maureen Walsh's passionate speech in favor of the law went viral. Now, as the Republican from Walla Walla gears up to defend her seat against a member of her own party, she is seeing an uptick in campaign cash from pro-gay marriage donors from around the country.

When the time came to vote on a historic bill legalizing gay marriage in Washington, state Rep. Maureen Walsh stood up and delivered an emotional speech explaining her decision to buck her party and vote in favor of same-sex marriage.

The 51-year-old Republican from Walla Walla told her fellow representatives about the death of her husband and how badly she missed the loving bond they shared: "How could I deny the right to have that incredible bond with another individual in life? To me it seems almost cruel...

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Re: Gay donors back GOP legislator who voted for same-sex marriage

"Donors are becoming much more conscious of the importance of not just making a contribution here or there, but being very targeted and being very thoughtful about candidates," he said. "And certainly it doesn't matter if they are Republicans or Democrats."
Things are slowly turning Glad to see people like her out there
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