City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor

NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT:   Mayor Mike McGinn's statement on DOMA ruling
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
6/26/2013  7:40:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Robert Cruickshank (206) 849-9584

Mayor Mike McGinn's statement on DOMA ruling

"Love and equality prevail. I thank the Supreme Court for overturning the clearly unconstitutional and unjust Defense of Marriage Act. The City of Seattle filed amicus briefs in support of overturning DOMA in part because it forced us to tax our employees in same-sex marriages differently than those in opposite-sex relationships. Same-sex married couples in Washington State will now enjoy full equality in the eyes of the federal government. It is long overdue."

For more details on the City of Seattle's amicus brief in this case, see: http://mayormcginn.seattle.gov/city-joins-effort-to-challenge-federal-defense-of-marriage-act/.

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