Historic day as same-sex couples receive marriage licenses

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King County Executive Dow Constantine smiles as he signs a document recognizing "Marriage Equality Day" for couples who had just received some of the first marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in the state in the early morning hours Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Seattle. Constantine began issuing the licenses immediately upon certification of the November election that passed Referendum 74. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)