Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, issued the following statement today regarding a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declaring California's law against same-sex marriages unconstitutional:
"Today's ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinforces a simple truth, that discrimination against lesbians and gays is incompatible with the fundamental American value of fairness. Fairness is the guiding light of our Constitution. It is the principle that Washington has embraced as it advances marriage equality legislation. And it is that value that I believe will one day allow all gay and lesbian families in our country to experience true equality."