King County Executive Dow Constantine on today’s Supreme Court Marriage Equality decision

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A crowd of 300 in Seattle listens to speakers while waiting for the
US Supreme Court decision on DOMA
Photo by Steph Brusig

Court strikes down DOMA, which denied federal benefits to same-sex families.

Statement from King County Executive Dow Constantine:

“I am pleased and proud that the Supreme Court has officially recognized the civil rights of same-sex couples, rights that Washington State voters embraced last year.

Being able to issue the first marriage licenses to happy same-sex couples was one of the highlights of my career. Thankfully, it appears that there will be many more such joyful moments as our nation moves, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, ever closer to the ideals announced at our founding. I am proud of King County and Washington State for helping to nudge the nation toward justice.”


Anonymous,  June 27, 2013 at 8:32 AM  

The very idea that we are witnessing fulfillment, or even progress toward the ideals of the Age of Enlightenment is absurd. It is far too warm for Mr. Constantine to be wrapping himself up in the American Flag. Better to stick to kissing babies.

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