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Quote of the Day: Ed Murray on Gay Marriage

By Erica C. Barnett February 1, 2012

State Sen. Ed Murray, the sponsor of the gay-marriage legislation that the state senate will be discussing in half an hour, struggled during a press conference this afternoon to explain how marriage, as such, is any different from domestic partnerships. Currently, gay and straight couples in domestic partnerships have the same rights and responsibilities as couples who are married.

After stumbling over legal jargon for a while, Murray delivered the most compelling, succinct quote of the day so far: "This is how society says, You're a family."

Murray and his partner, Michael Shiosaki (pictured), have been together for 20 years.
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