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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.


  1. This video sums really it all up. Fantastic storytelling from King County TV on a great night for so many of our fellow Washingtonians.
  2. Marriage License Celebration December 6, 2012
  3. King County Executive Dow Constantine administers the first marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Washington state.
  4. First Marriage Licenses for Same Sex Couples Issued in Washington State
  5. Three more days and then it's official! #MEdayWA
    Three more days and then it's official! #MEdayWA
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  7. 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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