LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Walsh commended for support of gay rights

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It is the rare politician in 2012 who votes on the basis of study and conscience.

Maureen Walsh is one elected official who takes the time to study an issue thoroughly, listens to all her constituents and votes her conscience. A three-part process used by other notable Washington state politicians such as Dan Evans, Slade Gorton and Henry Jackson.

While my husband, Floyd Bunt Jr., and I do not agree always with every decision Walsh makes, we want to publicly commend her for her courageous support of gay rights, especially that of gay marriage.

Unlike others who have suggested that her stand is "un-Christian," as practicing Christians, we cannot fathom how her yes vote is anything but Christianity at its best.

Nancy Macduff

Walla Walla

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