Columnists

Get government out of marriage altogether

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must recognize same-sex marriages, dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts wondered whether polygamy will be next. Some legal scholars have responded that, yes, the arguments for gay marriage could apply to relationships among more than two partners, as well. William Baude, a law professor at the University of...

Northwest Voices

Planned Parenthood: Wash. state should investigate its suspect actions

Washingtonians on both sides of the abortion debate should applaud the 34 legislators urging state Attorney General Bob Ferguson to investigate Planned Parenthood . In a state where citizens are adamant about transparency in government, organizations receiving state funds should face similar scrutiny as state agencies — especially if unethical behavior is suspected. As multiple...