Couples Line Up at Midnight for Gay Marriage Licenses
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Melody Platt and her partner Beratta Gomillion wait among the first couples in line to be issued a marriage license in Seattle. King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the licenses just after midnight, immediately upon certification of the November election that passed Referendum 74 allowing same-sex couples to wed.
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Couples hold flowers and bottles of champagne while waiting to be among the first to be issued marriage licenses in Seattle.
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Amanda Dollente and her partner Kelly Middleton, both of Auburn, Wash., display their "No. 1" ticket as first in line to be issued a marriage license to a same-sex couple in Seattle.
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King County Executive Dow Constantine leans down to embrace a couple after issuing them a marriage license.
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A button celebrating the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples is displayed in Seattle.
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Amy Andrews smiles while kissing her partner Jeri Andrews in Seattle as they wait in line just before midnight for a marriage license.
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Brendon K. Taga and partner Jesse Page display their marriage license just after midnight in Seattle.
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Claudia Gorbman and partner Pam Keeley wear caps both reading "bride" as they display their newly issued marriage license in Seattle.
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A couple takes an oath before receiving a marriage license in Seattle.
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King County Executive Dow Constantine holds up the first marriage license issued to a same-sex couple in Seattle.