Jane Abbott Lighty, left, and her partner of 35 years, Pete-e Petersen of West Seattle, hold the very first same-sex marriage license, signed for them by King County Executive Dow Constantine, as the King County Recorder's office starts to issue same-sex marriage licensing at 12:01 A.M. Thursday December 6, 2012. Lighty and Petersen will wed in a special ceremony at Benaroya Hall featuring the Seattle Men's Chorus on Sunday night. [Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times]
Larry Duncan, 56, and Randy Shepherd, 48, apply for a marriage license in the King County Administration Building. Originally from Dallas, Texas, they told photographer Meryl Schenker they moved to Washington 7 years ago because it was more gay friendly. [Meryl Schenker/via]
Kelly Middleton, 24, and her partner Amanda Dollente, 29, embrace after they received their marriage license at the King County Administration Building on Thursday, December 6, 2012. [Joshua Trujillo/SeattlePI.com]
Kim Hinken, of Edgewater, MD, holds the marriage license she obtained Thursday in Anne Arundel County Circuit in Annapolis, MD, to marry her partner, Adrianne Eathorne. [Brian Witte/AP]Congratulations, Washington and Maryland!!!
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