Contact Us

Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples Issued

kima

SEATTLE (AP) — Nearly 400 marriage licenses had been issued to gay couples in Seattle by noon Thursday, just 12 hours after the state of Washington began allowing gay marriages.

King County opened the doors to its auditor’s office in Seattle just after midnight to start distributing marriage licenses. Hundreds of people had lined up hours earlier, snaking around the downtown Seattle building on a chilly December night.
Because the state has a three-day waiting period, the earliest that weddings can take place is Sunday.
Other Washington state counties also opened early to start issuing marriage licenses. Seven same-sex couples in Yakima received marriage licenses on Thursday.
Eighty-five-year-old Pete-e Petersen and her partner, 77-year-old Jane Abbott Lightly, were first in line in Seattle. Petersen says they’ve been together for 35 years, never thinking they’d get a legal marriage.

Best of News Talk KIT

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkit.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KIT VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KIT VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.