Marriage Equality in King County
On Dec. 6, 2012, hundreds of couples lined up at the King County Recorder’s Office when the state's new law allowing same-sex couples to marry went into effect at 12:01 a.m. This was their day. More recent stories appear first.
- This video sums really it all up. Fantastic storytelling from King County TV on a great night for so many of our fellow Washingtonians.
- King County Executive Dow Constantine administers the first marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Washington state.
- King County Executive Dow Constantine with the happy couples who received marriage licenses in a special ceremony starting at 12:01 a.m. in the King County Recorder's Office. Constantine shared heartfelt words at midnight about equal rights to marry, and King County issued more than 300 marriage licenses by 6:45 a.m.
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- Teri BednarskiIn less than 24 hours, for the first time in this state's history, my partner and will be able to get our license to be married. I could not be more proud of...In less than 24 hours, for the first time in this state's history, my partner and will be able to get our license to be married. I could not be more proud of how my employer, King County, is celebrating with as much enthusiasm as we are. Thank you!! We are so grateful!!more2012-12-05T16:56:30.255Z