Same-sex couples in Wash. state start wedding vows - Article Photos 7/24

Judge Mary Yu, left, looks on as Brendon Taga, right and Jesse Page, of Vashon Island, Wash., sign their wedding certificate after taking their wedding vows in the early morning hours, becoming among the first gay couples to legally wed, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Seattle. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage Wednesday, Dec. 5 and weddings for gay and lesbian couples began in Washington on Sunday, following the three-day waiting period after marriage licenses were issued earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)