Cindy Ogasawara greets newly married couples as they leave Seattle City Hall, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage the prior Wednesday, Dec. 5. A total of 138 same-sex couples were married that Sunday. Photo credit: Associated Press/Elaine Thompson.

 

 

 

Judge Mary Yu, right, has just declared Emily Cofer, left, and Sarah Cofer wed shortly after midnight in the in the King County Courthouse, becoming among the first gay couples to legally wed Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Photo credit: Associated Press/Elaine Thompson.

 

 

 
Lower right photo: Longtime gay marriage advocate Sen. Ed Murray (middle) and his partner of more than 20 years, Michael Shiosaki (right), show up at Seattle City Hall to commemorate the historic day. Photo credit: Associated Press/Elaine Thompson.

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