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Some representatives say same-sex marriage could lead to lawsuits

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KENNEWICK, Wash.—If same-sex marriage passes through the House and is legalized, local representatives say one of the problems could be potential lawsuits.  Some say employees in the wedding business whose religious views are against same-sex marriage may feel their beliefs are jeopardized.

Senator Mike Hewitt released this statement, "Although we were able to amend the bill to at least provide minimal protections for some religious organizations, private employers that wish not to participate in same-sex wedding ceremonies are still left wide open to lawsuits." 

However, many local wedding businesses say they disagree and think it actually may improve their business.

"I don't see any downside for our company unless people are so against same sex marriages that they just wouldn't go with someone who would offer that," says Angelic Belt, Socially Yours.

Now the bill will go through the house, but opponents plan on submitting a referendum leaving it up to voters in the end.