ref 71 Washington’s Anti-Gay Fight Inevitably Comes to This: Do What God Says By Queerty Staff October 6, 2009 at 9:10am Know why Washington “must” reject Referendum 71? Because God says so! Protect Marriage Washington’s new television stab at prohibiting domestic partnerships isn’t even pretending it’s rooting an argument in civil law, but rather faith. Of course. From what we can tell, the above ad actually debuted before Equal Rights Washington Education Fund’s own ad (here). And while we particularly enjoy the shot of a mother playing in the leaves with her kids — and the doomsday line “Senate Bill 5688 violates God’s mandate” — the real standout moment is the shot of the planets in the beginning of the spot. It’s there to remind us that god created the universe, and that we are just small and insignificant inhabitants. Well, the gays are.