Gay Marriage Legalised in Washington States

A couple, pictured after receiving the first same-sex marriage license in Washington state at the King County

We are witnessing a historical moment, a moment that has been waiting too long.

Earlier this month, Washington State passed the law of legalizing same sex marriage.

On Dec 6, media poured into King County, to cover the story.

After 35 years together, 85-year-old Pete-e Petersen, with her partner, 77-year-old Jane Abbott Lighty, were the first to get a license.

“We waited a long time. We’ve been together 35 years, never thinking we’d get a legal marriage. Now I feel so joyous I can’t hardly stand it,” said Petersen.

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Gay Marriage Legalised in Washington State

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