SPOKANE -- A Spokane pastor said he is ready and willing to start performing weddings again if The measure to uphold same-sex marriage in Washington State was passing late Wednesday with 52-percent approval.
If R-74 passes, it will be up to members of the clergy like Dr. Todd Eklof, to decide whether to perform a same sex marriage ceremony.
Eklof is a Spokane transplant, who has served as minister at Unitarian Universality Church of Spokane for almost a year.
Before moving to the Lilac City, Eklof lived in Kentucky, a state that banned same sex couples from getting married in 2004. That year, Eklof stopped performing marriage ceremonies because he said it would not be right if he could not marry all couples.
Since moving to Spokane, the minister has been a big supporter of R-74. In addition to organizing rallies, his church put up several billboards around town showing him with 15 local ministers who support same sex marriage.
“There are lots of people of faith who believe that the bottom line of faith is equality and justice for all, “ Eklof said.
No counties in Eastern Washington were among the eight Washington counties that voted in favor of the measure.