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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Amanda Dollente, left, and her partner Kelly Middleton, both of Auburn, Wash., wait with flowers and champagne as first in line to be issued a marriage license to a same-sex couple, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Seattle. King County Executive Dow Constantine was to began issuing the licenses just after midnight, Dec. 6, immediately upon certification of the November election that passed Referendum 74 allowing same-sex couples to wed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Photo by Elaine Thompson
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