With the news this afternoon that opponents of same-sex marriage have conceded, saying in defeat "while we are disappointed, we are not defeated," (whatever exactly that means), the engine that drove R74 to be approved -- Washington United for Marriage -- has issued another victorious statement in the path toward true marriage equality in Washington.
This just in from Washington United for Marriage:
"This is an historic day for Washington, an historic day for our country and, most of all, for families across the state who have dreamed of this day. From the beginning, this campaign told the stories of loving couples and their families who simply want to get married. All of us, from our volunteers, to our staff to the nearly 20,000 donors who invested in the freedom to marry, are enormously grateful to the voters of Washington State. Yes, we made history, but more importantly, we helped protect and defend thousands of families across the state.
"We have always understood that there are good people on the other side of this issue. Yet, we remain confident that once people see how much marriage matters to families, they will realize that the love and commitment that marriage embodies only strengthens families, neighborhoods and communities."