Gay Washington state couples get marriage licenses - Article Photos 12/21

Amanda Dollente, left, and her partner Kelly Middleton, both of Auburn, Wash., display their "No. 1" ticket as first in line to be issued a marriage license to a same-sex couple, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Seattle. King County Executive Dow Constantine was to began issuing the licenses just after midnight, Dec. 6, immediately upon certification of the November election that passed Referendum 74 allowing same-sex couples to wed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)