Gay Couples Start Marrying in WA

Sunday marked the first day gay couples could legally marry in Washington state. Because of a three day waiting period, couples who registered for marriage licenses on Thursday had to wait until yesterday to have their ceremonies.

While numerous weddings were taking place across the state, both private and public, the city hall weddings were the largest public event, with more than 130 couples taking part. The city set up five separate chapels to accommodate the revelers. Starting at 10 a.m., cheers and applause regularly broke out as another couple’s marriage became official. Weddings were held until 5 p.m

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