On Love and Loss and Fairness, From (Gasp) A Compassionate Republican

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Abby Zimet

The highlight of Washington's approval of gay marriage this week was an eloquent, emotional speech by Rep. Maureen Walshm, one of two Republicans who defied their party to vote for equality. Sometimes near tears, Walsh spoke of her loving marriage, her gay daughter, and her conscience, proving for the zillionth time that the political is personal and vice versa.

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