Sen. Murray issued the following statement regarding a decision by his colleague, Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, to vote in favor of marriage equality this year:
"I want to thank Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen for her decision today. I know that she takes her responsibility to her constituents and their communities very seriously. I know she listens to them. Her stand on an issue that is both so personal and so contentious in every community is truly courageous. I believe Sen. Haugen has shown the upmost in thoughtfulness and consideration – and her decision means families across our state may step out of a special second class and into equality this year."