Washington AG candidate Dunn backs legalizing gay marriage

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by ROBERT MAK / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 9 at 7:42 PM

SEATTLE -- Republican King County Council member and Attorney General candidate Reagan Dunn tells KING 5 News he will back efforts to legalize same-sex marriage.

In supporting gay marriage legislation, Dunn is staking out a different position from Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna.

Dunn says his position on gay marriage has been “evolving.” As the King County Council prepares to vote on its legislative agenda -- a list of its priorities and positions to the state legislature -- Dunn says he favors a public vote but will support gay marriage legislation regardless.

Dunn’s Democratic opponent for Attorney General, fellow King County Council member Bob Ferguson also supports gay marriage. Last week, Governor Christine Gregoire said for the first time, she will support the legislation.

Dunn says his own marriage to his wife played a role in understanding the importance of marriage to gay couples. The council is set to vote on its legislative agenda later today.

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