Slideshow: Gay couples get married in Washington

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

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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.

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

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    Melody Platt, left, and her partner Beratta Gomillion.

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

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    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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Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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