This afternoon, President Barack Obama voiced his strong support for full marriage equality for gay and lesbian Americans. Zach Silk, Campaign Manager of Washington United for Marriage, released the following statement in response to the President’s remarks.
“This is an important and historic moment for our country and our state. To have the President lend his strong support for marriage equality and speak about his own journey there resonates with millions of Americans.
“President Obama’s path rings true for many in our state who have realized that marriage between loving, committed gay and lesbian couples is a simple matter of fairness and common sense. We hope the president’s remarks today will encourage more people to thoughtfully consider their own position and join their family, friends and neighbors in supporting Washington’s marriage equality law, and approving Referendum 74 if it qualifies for the ballot next November.”