First marriage licenses issued to gay couples in Washington state

Dozens of same-sex couples obtained their marriage licenses in Washington state early Thursday, just hours after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a law legalizing gay marriage in the state

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King County Executive Dow Constantine, right, leads a cheer as the clock strikes midnight and he can begin to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples lined-up, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Photo by Elaine Thompson
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