Washington State Issues First Same-Sex Marriage License


By Paul Johnson

Seattle, Washington (CNN) - Washington state is issuing its first same-sex marriage licenses.
The first couple to receive one in King County - Petey Petersen and Jane Abbott Lighty of West Seattle.
They've been a couple for 35 years.
They were flanked by family, friends, and media on the historic occasion.
About 250 couples were lined up at the King County courthouse at midnight, to get their marriage licenses signed.

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