I had the privileged of watching the King5 TV forum for the candidates vying to occupy Jay Inslee's seat in Washington's First District this morning.
For the most part it was exactly what you would expect, little excitement and predictable answers.
But some things are just so amazing... its one thing to deny forces that are hard to see or understand, to question economic theories or even dietary choices. It is something completely different to deny an existing and well publicized Federal Law exists...
Read what Darcy had to say about the experience from her perspective after the jump.
This email just went out from Darcy:
I’ve heard Republicans lie. I’ve heard Fox News manipulate the truth. I’ve heard plenty of outrageous things. John Koster proved that through either ignorance or willful rejection of reality, Republicans can still shock me.I've been out here in Redmond working on her campaign for a few weeks, I've been a fan of Darcy's for several years, and a friend for just a little less than that. Working on Congressional Campaigns is hard on the body, mind and so (only slightly less so than being a candidate for congress yourself). Working for a passionate, brilliant, honorable candidate like Darcy is well worth it. She inspires us to expand our horizons every day. It is Friday at nearly 7pm and I had to throw the staff out of the office just a few moments ago.
In an interview that will air on Sunday on King5, a question was asked about Congress addressing marriage equality. I answered that not only should we repeal DOMA, but we should go further and provide all married couples with all of the Federal benefits of marriage.
I was stunned by what followed.
John Koster jumped right in with an outrageous statement.
“...there is no Federal Defense of Marriage Act...”
Well Mr. Koster, there is the Defense of Marriage Act, HR 3396 passed by Speaker Gingrich’s 104th Congress, which became law on September 21st, 1996.
We should treat all marriages fairly, and we should treat all loving couple with the same respect.
This weekend is Seattle Pride, show your support by splitting a contribution with my campaign for Congress and Washington United for Marriage.
Together we will fight to bend the arc of history towards justice for all.
Darcy is one of us. Consider giving $14 to help send a Netroots Nation champion to the US Congress - where she will fight to fix Congress, bring our troops and money home and make America work again for Americans who work for a living.
If it isn't clear, I am proud to work for Darcy Burner's Campaign.
Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 2:49 PM PT: The debate is available online at: http://www.king5.com/... --- you can find the segment with the quote referenced here: http://www.king5.com/... a bit after the 12 minute mark.