Historic day as same-sex couples receive marriage licenses

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King County Executive Dow Constantine, right, leans down to embrace Pete-e Petersen as her partner, Jane Abbott Lighty, watches after Constantine issued them the first marriage license to a same-sex couples, 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)