Washington State Marriage Equality: The First Ceremonies in King County
King County Executive Dow Constantine presided over the history-making midnight event
Photos by Susan Fried
December 07, 2012
|King County Executive Dow Constantine reads a Proclamation declaring December 6, 2012 Marriage Equality Day.|
Jane Abbott Lighty, 77, left, and her partner of 35 years, Pete-e Petersen 85, of West Seattle, hold the first same-sex marriage license, signed by King County Executive Dow Constantine, at the King County Recorder's office shortly after midnight on Thursday Dec. 6, 2012.
Elizabeth Jacobs and Erica Ware are interviewed while they wait in line to apply for a marriage license.
Amanda Dollente, left, and Kelly Middleton, were the first couple in line on Dec. 5 to get a marriage license. At midnight on the 6th, marriage licenses were issued to gay couples for the first time in Washington State.
|Members of the Liberation United Church of Christ sing for the people waiting in line to get their marriage licenses Dec. 6 at the King County Administration Building.|
|Marlena Blonsky and Whitney Young, celebrate as they get their number to wait in line at the recorder's office for a marriage license.|
|Wendy Huston and Catherine Futtrup who have been a couple for 43 years wait in line to apply for a license.|
|Mark Smith, Todd Manoli, Elizabeth Jacobs and Erica Ware enjoy the celebratory mood of the people waiting in line to apply for a marriage license.|
Kim Hardy and Jayda Evans are 3rd in line to apply for a marriage license
|Dan Savage records history being made as the first gay couples received their wedding licenses. Savage is a well known gay rights activist in Seattle.|
|Terry Miller and Dan Savage swear an oath that the information they provided on their marriage license application is correct.|
|Amanda Beane and Anne Bryson-Beane hold two of their seven adopted children as King County Executive Dow Constantine signs their marriage license.|