Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Jan 16 2015

SEATTLE — In light of the United States Supreme Court’s announcement today that it will review marriage-equality cases from four states, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement:

“I am confident that the U.S. Supreme Court will agree with the overwhelming majority of federal courts that have upheld marriage equality,” said Attorney General Ferguson.  “Our nation and our state were founded on the ideal of equal rights for all. As Attorney General, I am firmly committed to protecting those rights for all Washingtonians, and I will ensure that Washington’s interest in preserving marriage equality is vigorously represented before the Supreme Court.”

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The Office of the Attorney General is the chief legal office for the state of Washington with attorneys and staff in 27 divisions across the state providing legal services to roughly 200 state agencies, boards and commissions. Attorney General Bob Ferguson is working hard to protect consumers and seniors against fraud, keep our communities safe, protect our environment and stand up for our veterans. Visit www.atg.wa.gov to learn more.

CONTACT:
Peter Lavallee, Communications Director, (360) 586-0725; PeterL@atg.wa.gov