February 13, 12:17 PM click here to comment > 3
Statement on signing of marriage equality bill
This historic day has been a long time in coming, and we owe a debt to the men and women who have spent decades fighting for full equality for same-sex couples. Their dedication to equality and justice never wavered. I also want to give special thanks to the leadership of Senator Ed Murray, Representative Jamie Pedersen, the Seattle delegation in Olympia, and Governor Chris Gregoire. Because of their hard work, loving couples in Seattle and in Washington State will be able to celebrate their love without being discriminated against in our laws. Our work is not done, and we may have to defend marriage equality on the ballot this fall. I will continue to work hard to support marriage equality. I know that Seattle will continue to lead the way in working to protect same-sex couples and their rights to equal treatment.
Posted by: Mayor Mike McGinn