Tacoma is home to a fantastic multi-day Pride Festival, and it starts today! There’s definitely a lot to celebrate this year; victories at ballot boxes and court rooms across the country have helped to make gay and lesbian families stronger and more secure. From Washington passing Referendum 74 to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, we are making progress.
Whether you are straight or gay, I encourage you to attend and celebrate the diversity that makes Tacoma so great all while having some fun and recommitting ourselves to the work ahead. I’m looking forward to a future where seniors can grow old with dignity, gay and lesbian youth don’t experience disproportionately high homelessness rates, and all of our families across America are treated fairly under the law.