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Jane Abbott Lighty and Pete-e Petersen with King County Councilmember Joe McDermott and King County Executive Dow Constantine at the historic marriage equality license ceremony signing Dec. 6.

King County shares video of historic same sex marriage license event


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King County has posted a video of the historic same sex marriage license signing event that took place just after midnight on Dec. 6. The fifteen minute video shows those who were the first to get a license.

The West Seattle Herald's complete coverage of the event is here.

The first couple to get a license were Jane Abbott Lighty and Pete-e Petersen of West Seattle. The couple will be married on Sunday, Dec. 9.

Constantine signed the first licenses with one of the pens used by Governor Gregoire to sign the marriage equality bill into law on Feb. 13, soon after it had been approved by the Washington State Legislature. Opponents gathered petition signatures to block implementation of the law, but voters on Nov. 6 approved Referendum 74 to enact it.

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