Mayor Murray released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to hand down a ruling on marriage equality by June 2015:
“Together we worked for decades in Washington State to pass marriage equality and to help prepare the nation for this moment – when the United States Supreme Court has the opportunity to rule that all Americans should be treated equally under the law regardless of who they love or in which state they live.
I am proud to live in a state where more than one million voters have already affirmed the rights currently under review by the Supreme Court. I know that millions more await an affirmation that equality is not reserved for the few, but for the many. This nation is ready.
Most importantly, we will watch as thousands of gay and lesbian families, who are still living without legal protection in their home states, fulfill their dreams of equality.
It is time that we settle the question once and for all with a simple word – yes. Yes, you can marry the person you love, and yes, your family has a right to be protected under the law just like any other family.”