First same-sex marriage licenses
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Jane Abbott Lighty (L, front) and Pete-e Petersen (R, front), the first to receive a same-sex marriage license stand at the King County Recorder's Office on December 6, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. Behind them are Brendon K. Taga and Jesse Page, who were second in line. The office opened at 12:01 AM PST to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples for the first time after Washington voters chose to legalize same-sex marriage in November's election.