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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:37 PM

Couples Begin to Marry in Washington

Source: Advocate

Same-sex couples in Washington began to marry Sunday following a three-day waiting period after obtaining licenses.

Emily and Sarah Cofer were the first to wed, according to USA Today. Superior Court Judge Mary Yu married the couple, both third-grade teachers, in Seattle at 12:04 a.m. with their nine-month-old daughter Carter present. The judge and her staff members, who had volunteered to work overnight, had 12 weddings scheduled through 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

Hundreds of couples are expected to marry throughout the state as Sunday progresses, some in private affairs and others in large public events. Around 140 couples are expected to start marrying at City Hall in Seattle beginning at 10 a.m.

Washington voters upheld the marriage equality law in a referendum last month. Voters in Maine and Maryland also passed laws, making all three among the first to uphold marriage equality in a popular vote. Couples in Maine will begin marrying on December 29 and weddings will start in Maryland on January 1.

Read more: http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2012/12/09/couples-begin-marry-washington



WOO HOO!!!!!!!

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dlwickham Dec 2012 OP
Arctic Dave Dec 2012 #1
azurnoir Dec 2012 #2
bluestateguy Dec 2012 #3
DWinNJ Dec 2012 #6
Terra Alta Dec 2012 #4
DWinNJ Dec 2012 #5
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #7
JanT Dec 2012 #8

Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:09 PM

1. Congratulations to all of them and may they have many, many anniversaries.

 

About time.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:14 PM

2. Long over due and may Marriage Equality become a Federal law

rather than state by state

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:30 PM

3. No! Stop that wedding!

Picket the gay weddings! Massive resistance!

Stop those people who love each other from making a commitment! My marriage will be ruined if Juan and Bruce get married!

(not that I should have to)

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:52 PM

6. Juan and Bruce

Sounds like an anchor gay marriage.

AND
Emily ans Sarah sounds like a threat to home schooling

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:35 PM

4. Congrats to the happy couples.

May they live long, happy lives together, and may marriage equality be a reality for everyone soon.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:48 PM

5. Of course you have to realize

In republican math, this sudden large number of same-sex weddings is proof of something sinister

Quick buy more guns, traditional marriage is being threatened

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:40 PM

7. That is great to hear.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:44 PM

8. congrats to all of the happy couples

and may they have many anniversaries to celebrate. good job washington, maine and maryland. we have paved the way for all of the rest of the states. now get to work!

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