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Age of Marriage Equality Dawns in Washington State
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/11/12
Last updated on: 12/11/12
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At 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2012, the new age of marriage equality in Washington state dawned. After learning that Seattle City Hall's marriage docket was overflowing, seven judges in King County volunteered to come into the courthouse to perform marriage ceremonies on Sunday, their day off.

As Dominic Holden observed in The Stranger, "It's almost too perfect," but the first same-sex wedding in the state was officiated by a judge "with the perfect name for the job: Judge Mary Yu."

At 12:01 a.m., Judge Yu married Sarah and Emily Cofer, who were the second couple in line to receive their marriage license on Thursday, December 6. She married several other couples in the early morning hours.

The moving video below, made by Perry Sjogren, captures the joy of newlyweds as they emerge from Seattle City Hall to be greeted by hundreds of happy supporters.

During the December 9, 2012 Holiday Concert of the Seattle Men's Chorus and the Seattle Women's Chorus two couples were wed. Neil Hoyt, member of the Seattle Mens Chorus, and his partner of 23 years, Donald Jenny, were married first. Then Jane Abbott Lighty and Pete-e Petersen, both members of Seattle Women's Chorus, partners for 35 years who received the first marriage license issued on December 6, were married next. Anne Levinson, retired judge and former deputy Seattle mayor, officiated. Dennis Coleman and Rhonda Juliano were witnesses.

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