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Jeannine Godfrey, left, and Katharine Tossey, right, hold their marriage license at the Thurston County Courthouse on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. Washington state's new voter-approved gay marriage law took effect Thursday, and couples across the state began picking up licenses and can start marrying as soon as Sunday. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)