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Councilmember Rasmussen’s Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

City of Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/26/2020

Councilmember Rasmussen’s Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

SEATTLECouncilmember Tom Rasmussen, the first and only openly gay man to serve on the Seattle City Council, today released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court ruling on marriage:

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling means that our Constitution stands for equal rights for all. This achievement is the result of decades of persistent, tenacious and courageous work by people throughout the country. Through steadfast advocacy to not accept anything less than full equality, this ruling moves LGBTQ rights forward.

“While we succeeded on this issue, the fight for LGBTQ rights and equality continues. It is incumbent upon all of us to elect leaders who will protect and defend the rights that have been won and who will continue the effort to ensure full and fair treatment for all.

“The quote, ‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice’ rings true today, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.”

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