Justice Yu to ride in Pride Parade

Seattle Pride, the lead organizer for Seattle’s annual Pride Parade, has invited newly appointed state Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu to ride at the front of the upcoming 2014 Seattle Pride Parade as a special guest. Governor Inslee appointed Justice Yu to the state Supreme Court on May 1. She is the first openly LGBT Justice to serve on the Washington State Supreme Court.

Justice Yu was the first judge in Washington state to officiate for same sex weddings.

Throughout her career on the Superior Court bench, Justice Yu also presided over hundreds of same sex parent adoptions.

For the last three years, Justice Yu has also served as a Pride Parade judge. This year, she will ride behind the grand marshals, with campaign supporters and volunteers walking along side.

This year’s parade is on June 29, starting at 11 a.m. at Fourth and Union in downtown Seattle, and heads north on Fourth to Denny Way. (end)

For more information about the parade, call 206-322-9561 or e-mail parade@seattlepride.org.

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