Gov. Chris Gregoire today issued the following statement on the announcement by President Obama that he supports marriage equality:
"Thank you Mr. President. Along with thousands of Washingtonians who stand strongly for marriage equality, today we thank you for your courageous and heartfelt act. As we know in Washington state, families are families and we cannot deny equal rights to committed, loving couples. Passing the marriage equality bill was among my proudest accomplishments. Today I'm equally proud of our President."