The gay marriage bill cleared the House and now awaits the governor's signature, as we wrote about Wednesday. The yes vote was a foregone conclusion. But what made it interesting was whether a series of amendments would allow religiously affiliated schools like Seattle University to be exempt from having to accommodate gay weddings. Turns out all the amendments were rejected -- which should please commenter Bennyboy who, in the Comment of the Day, writes:
If SU was privately funded then let them keep their medieval beliefs; but so long as any state tax payer money goes to fund that school, they should abide by all state mandates.
Give them an ultimatum; either except free marriage rights for homosexuals, or loose all state funding.