First same-sex marriages held

Photo from King County

After the passage of Referendum 74, same-sex marriages became legal in Washington state on Thursday, Dec. 6. King County awarded the first same-sex marriage license at 12:01 a.m. to Jane Abbott Lighty (77) and Pete-e Peterson (85) of West Seattle.

After the state’s mandatory 72-hour waiting period, couples began to marry across the state. The first same-sex wedding performed in King County (pictured above) was that of Sarah and Emily Cofer, presided by Judge Mary Yu. (end)

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