Historic day as same-sex couples receive marriage licenses

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King County Executive Dow Constantine, right , leads a cheer as the clock strikes midnight and he can begin to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples lined-up, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Seattle. First in line are Jane Abbott Lighty, and Pete-e Petersen. Constantine began issuing the licenses immediately upon certification of the November election that passed Referendum 74. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)