HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Seattle women to be issue...

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:53 PM


Seattle women to be issued first same sex marriage license in Washington state

Just after midnight on Wednesday night, Jane Abbott Lighty and Pete-e Petersen became the first same sex couple in the history of Washington state to be granted a wedding license. According to Seattle’s KomoNews blog, the two women are now allowed to marry under Washington law as a result of the passage of Referendum 47 (R-47), which legalized same sex marriage in the state.

Lighty, 77, and Petersen, 85, exchanged vows in a domestic partnership ceremony years ago, but say that legal marriage is what they’ve wanted all along.

“To have our 35 year loving relationship publicly honored and celebrated and have this be a legal marriage means everything to both of us,” said Lighty.

The women, both nurses, raised Lighty’s daughter from a previous marriage together and now have two grown granddaughters.

Raw Story (http://s.tt/1w5Xk)

1 replies, 577 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Seattle women to be issued first same sex marriage license in Washington state (Original post)
Playinghardball Dec 2012 OP
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #1

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:11 PM

1. Congrats to them! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread