First same-sex marriage licenses
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Jane Abbott Lighty (L) and Pete-e Petersen make their way toward the King County Recorder's Office on December 6, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The two were the first in Washington state to receive a marriage license as a same-sex couple. 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.