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Celebrating Six Months of Love in Washington State

Same-sex couples began joyfully marrying in Washington state six months ago this week. The couples, some having waited decades for the opportunity, many with children and extended families in tow, celebrated their love as a welcoming community cheered them on. Re-live the moment through some of the thousands of #MEDayWA tweets marking the occasion, and see through these first-hand accounts how profoundly meaningful the freedom to marry is for the couples, their families, friends and supporters.

December 6 – First Marriage Licenses Issued

After decades of issuing marriage licenses to other couples, Clark County’s manager of marriage licensing Paul Harris (right) and his partner of 40 years James Griener are finally issued a marriage license of their own.


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