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Edward B. Murray (b. May 2, 1955) is an openly gay American politician from Washington state, who serves in the Washington State Senate. Elected to the Senate in 2006, he had previously served 11 years in the Washington State House of Representatives.

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One man in custody, another on the run in Seattle homicide of two gay men

| Saturday, June 7, 2014
Ali Muhammed Brown is wanted in the slayings of two gay men in Seattle.
SEATTLE -- One man is in custody and another suspect is on the run in last weekend's double homicide of two gay men in Seattle's Central District. Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, and Ahmed Said, 27, were fatally shot in the early morning hours on Sunday, June 1. Both victims are believed to have been gay.

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Seattle mayor, city council back ousted gay Scoutmaster

| Thursday, April 10, 2014
Geoff McGrath
SEATTLE -- Seattle's mayor and City Council have thrown their support behind a Boys Scouts troop leader in Seattle whose membership in the Boys Scouts of America was revoked last month because he is gay.

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Man charged in making death threats to gay mayor, socialist council member

| Saturday, January 25, 2014
Seattle Times Mitchell Munro Taylor
SEATTLE -- A 32-year-old Seattle man accused of posting threats on Facebook against Seattle's openly gay mayor and a socialist City Council member has been charged with malicious harassment, felony harassment and two counts of cyberstalking.

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Man held in threatening Seattle’s openly gay mayor, socialist council member

| Saturday, January 18, 2014
Mitchell Munro Taylor
SEATTLE -- A 32-year-old man accused of threatening Seattle's openly gay mayor and a socialist City Council member in Facebook postings was ordered held in jail Friday on $600,000 bail.

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Ed Murray to become Seattle’s first openly gay mayor

| Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Ed Murray
SEATTLE — The leader of Washington state's effort to legalize same-sex marriage is poised to become the next mayor of Seattle.

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Victory Fund announces ‘Ten Races to Watch’ featuring LGBT candidates

JEFF SPITKO | GayPolitics.com | Friday, October 25, 2013
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The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has announced its annual “Races to Watch” list featuring openly LGBT candidates, naming 10 candidates involved in groundbreaking runs for political office this year. Victory has endorsed a total of 85 out candidates for 2013, an all-time high for an odd numbered year.

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Gay lawmaker who led marriage equality effort leads in Seattle mayoral primary

| Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Ed-Murray-Seattle
SEATTLE — A state senator who drove efforts to make gay marriage legal in Washington state led early returns in Seattle's mayoral primary, while incumbent Mike McGinn looked as if he'd avoid being the second consecutive mayor ousted before the general election.

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Gay man chosen to lead Washington state Senate

| Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Ed Murray
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- State Sen. Ed Murray (D-Seattle) will become just the second openly LGBT person to lead a state senate chamber after his Democratic colleagues on Tuesday night chose him as majority leader of the Washington State Senate.

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Gov. Chris Gregoire signs Washington state marriage equality bill

| Monday, February 13, 2012
Chris Gregoire
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington Governor Chris Gregoire on Monday signed into law the measure passed last week by the state legislature that legalizes same-sex marriage, making Washington state the seventh in the nation to allow same-sex couples to marry.

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