William L. Downing
William Lansing Downing (born August 1, 1949) is a former judge of the Superior Court of Washington for King County (Seattle) and a former deputy prosecutor. He is notable for his ruling that same-sex marriages are legal in Washington, as well as for the prosecutions of the Wah Mee massacre killers.
- Westneat, Danny (January 5, 2017). "Retiring Judge William Downing's legacy: shifting the debate on gay marriage". Seattle Times. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
- "Retired Judge William L. Downing Joins JAMS in Seattle". JAMS ADR. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
- Text of same-sex marriage decision