Back in 2012, when the marriage equality debate was in full swing in Washington State, one of the leading voices in the push for equality was Ed Murray, a gay Catholic state senator. Murray, the chief senate sponsor of the marriage legislation, was tireless in his campaigning, and often spoke of his faith as one of the reasons he was working for LGBT equality.
Murray, now the mayor of Seattle, was recently profiled by Seattle Weekly, and, interestingly, the focus was not on the fact that he was a gay mayor, but a Catholic one. As the magazine article points out, Seattle is tied “with San Francisco and Portland for the least religious city in the country.” Only 13% of residents identify as Catholic, while 37% identify as religiously unaffiliated.
Source: Bondings 2.0