Slideshow: Gay couples get married in Washington

Same-sex marriages in Washington state officially became legal this week

Topics: Gay Marriage, Same-sex marriage, washington state, 2012 Elections, ballot measures,

On Thursday, Washington state began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, after voters legalized it on Election Day. More than 800 couples lined up to get married yesterday, beginning at midnight the night before. Here are pictures from throughout the state, inspired by a tweet from @PourMeCoffee.

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    Slideshow: Gay couples get married in Washington

    Thursday marked the first day same-sex couples in Washington could file for marriage licenses, and hundreds of couples took advantage. Pictured here are Amanda Dollente, left, and her partner, Kelly Middleton, both of Auburn, Wash.

    Slideshow: Gay couples get married in Washington

    Couples held flowers and bottles of champagne while waiting in line in Seattle.

    Slideshow: Gay couples get married in Washington

    Melody Platt, left, and her partner Beratta Gomillion.

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    Slideshow: Gay couples get married in Washington

    Claudia Gorbman, left, and partner Pam Keeley wearing caps both reading "bride."

    AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

    Slideshow: Gay couples get married in Washington

    Couples lined up at midnight, to be among the first to get marriage licenses issued.

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