Mayor Murray statement on Irish marriage equality

Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after Ireland became the first nation in the world to recognize marriage equality by popular vote:

‚ÄúCongratulations to the people of Ireland. When I visited Ireland last year, I could feel an incredible energy behind the marriage equality movement. To my friends, Irish Senators David Norris and Katherine Zappone, thank you for your courageous leadership. That same energy and hopefulness we have seen in Ireland is rising across America and around the world. In the end, for the Irish and Irish Americans, it is all about family. All families deserve to be treated equally. I have never been so proud to be Irish.”