Same-sex couples in Wash. state start wedding vows - Article Photos 18/24

Liam, right, and Richard Sauer-Wooden kiss on the steps of Seattle City Hall after getting married, 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)