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King County Executive News

King County Executive News
Feb. 1, 2012

Constantine praises Senate for historic marriage equality vote

King County Executive Dow Constantine today praised the Washington State Senate's vote to enact legislation establishing marriage equality in Washington state:

This is an historic vote for the Legislature and for the people of Washington state.

More than a decade ago, I stood to fight against the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act." Today the Senate has righted a wrong and has placed itself on the right side of history.

All adult residents should and soon will be able to marry under state law--making Washington the seventh U.S. state to recognize this basic civil right.

I salute the many supporters of this legislation and the Senators who took a tough vote to do the right thing.