Mayor Lee’s Statement on Washington Same-Sex Marriage

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on same-sex marriage in the State of Washington:

“Today, the state where I was born reaffirmed its commitment to civil rights and ending discrimination when Governor Chris Gregoire signed legislation that legalized same-sex marriages. I applaud the work of the Washington State legislature and the leadership of the Governor in taking the steps necessary to extend marriage equality to now the seventh state in our nation where gay and lesbian couples can wed and enjoy the same legal rights as all families do.

The action in Washington today and last week’s Ninth Circuit Court’s decision on the unconstitutionality of Prop 8 here in California demonstrate that the fight for marriage equality and equal rights for all families continues and is at the forefront of our fight for civil rights in our country.”