Today was the first day that same-sex couples in Washington State could register for marriage licenses under the state's new marriage equality law! Actual weddings for these couples will begin on December 9 due to the three-day waiting period requirement. Check out media coverage and photos from this historic day for Washingtonians below:
The Washington Blade invterviewed servicemembers who were discharged under the now-repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy and are now among the first to apply for marriage licenses in Washingotn.
See Col. Grethe Cammermeyer and her partner of 24 years, Diane Divelbess, showing their marriage certificate.
See more photos from #MEDayWA taken at the Spokane County Courthouse on the Inland Northwest Business Alliance's Facebook page!
The News Tribune spoke to couples at the Pierce County Courthouse, including the first same-sex couple to recieve their marriage license there, John McClusky and Rudy Henry. You can see John and Rudy entering the courhouse below:
Heather and Kay, the second couple to receive a marriage license in King County, shared the moment with their daughter:
WestSeatleBlog.com provided as-it-happend coverage of couple's receiving marriage licenses in King County, including a video of the county's first couple of the day to recive a license, Jane and Pete-e:
GLAAD congratulates all the couples who were able to obtain marriage licenses for the first time today! For more updates and photos from #MEDayWA, visit www.glaad.org/blog!