Gay Washington state couples get marriage licenses - Article Photos 2/21

As Secretary of State Sam Reed, right, looks on, Gov. Chris Gregoire signs Referendum 74, a citizen-passed measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in the state, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. Gregoire and Reed both signed the document at the ceremony, which allows gay couples to marry beginning Dec. 9. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)