Same-sex couples in Washington began taking their marriage vows on Sunday, just over a month after the state approved gay marriage on Nov. 6, the AP reports. Marriage licenses became available to gay couples on Thursday but due to the state's state's three-day waiting period, weddings had to wait until Sunday morning.
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples picked up their marriage licenses as early as 12:01 a.m. Thursday, but because of the state's three-day waiting period, the earliest weddings could take place was just after midnight, early Sunday morning.
Some courthouses, including in King and Thurston Counties, opened right at midnight, and started marrying couples. Seattle City Hall will open for several hours on Sunday starting at 10 a.m., and several local judges are donating their time to marry couples there.