Hours after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage, couples officially began receiving state licenses as Washington became the latest state to allow members of the same sex to marry.King County opened the doors to its auditor's office in Seattle just after midnight to start distributing marriage licenses to the hundreds of people who had lined up. By 6 a.m., 279 licenses had been issued.
“We knew it was going to happen, but it's still surreal,” Amanda Dollente told the Associated Press. She and her partner, Kelly Middleton, began standing in line at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
“It seems pretty clear that attitudes toward same-sex marriage in American society are changing rapidly,” Peter A. Brown, assistant director of Quinnipiac’s polling institute said. “While the country remains split on the issue, supporters have come pretty far in the last four years.”
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A great victor for this nation! We are moving more forward every year it seems like toward marriage equality amongst all people in this country! Great to hear!