Gay Washington state couples get marriage licenses - Article Photos 9/21

Melody Platt, left, and her partner Beratta Gomillion wait among the first couples 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, Thursday, Dec. 6, immediately upon certification of the November election that passed Referendum 74 allowing same-sex couples to wed. The couple are planning on getting married on their 32nd anniversary, Monday Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)