Article Photos: Gay Washington state couples get marriage licenses 6/21

King County Executive Dow Constantine, right, leans down to embrace Pete-e Petersen as her partner, Jane Abbott Lighty, watches after Constantine issued them the first marriage license to a same-sex couples, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Seattle. Constantine began issuing the licenses immediately upon certification of the November election that passed Referendum 74. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)