More good news for the GLBT community coming out of the state of Washington. Ed Murray, the out author of the marriage equality bill in Washington state, and who lead our state through several rounds of domestic partnership laws increasing rights for GLBT people, has been elected by the Senate Democratic caucus to the position of Majority Leader.
More details on Ed's history, and his role in protecting and expanding the rights of the GLBT community in Washington state below the fold.
From his official web page biography
Murray was the prime sponsor of a bill banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation signed into law in 2006, capping a 30-year effort by the gay and lesbian community. He next prime-sponsored three consecutive bills creating and expanding domestic partnership rights and benefits for same-sex couples in Washington.Leading of course to the passage of Marriage Equality earlier this year.
According to the announcement from the Washington State Senate Democrats, Ed will become the only openly gay state Senate leader currently serving in the United States.
Congratulations Ed and thank you for all of your efforts on the behalf of the GLBT community and all of the residents of the state of Washington.
Official announcement here.