Washington: Seattle elects first openly gay mayor Ed Murray

Openly gay legislator Ed Murray was elected mayor of Seattle

From the Advocate: Seattle elected the city’s first openly gay mayor when state senator Ed Murray defeated current Mayor Mike McGinn with 56% of the vote Tuesday night.

Murray was instrumental in bringing marriage equality to Washington in 2012 as a state senator.

According to the Seattle Times, Murray’s campaign embraced and even touted his marriage equality efforts as his signature legislative accomplishment.

When addressing supporters Tuesday night, Murray, 58, was joined onstage by his husband, Michael Shiosaki. The two wed over the summer.