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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray overjoyed by same-sex marriage ruling

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray overjoyed by same-sex marriage ruling

It was late January 2006, and then-state Rep. Ed Murray waited on the floor of the Washington state Senate, watching legislators vote on a bill that was near to his heart — and that had failed by just one vote the year before. This is how the Seattle Post-Intelligencer described the scene at the time, as it slowly became clear that a measure to outlaw discrimination against gays and lesbians in Washington was finally about to pass: Murray has carried the torch for the gay rights bill since he was appointed to the House in 1995. Waiting in the wings with his longtime partner, Murray's face seemed to brighten with every yes vote. "I'm very happy," Murray...

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