As Secretary of State Sam Reed, left, and Gov. Chris Gregoire speak to couples planning to wed and other supporters of Referendum 74, a citizen-passed measure that legalizes same-sex ma

 

              As Secretary of State Sam Reed, left, and Gov. Chris Gregoire speak to couples planning to wed and other supporters of Referendum 74, a citizen-passed measure that legalizes same-sex ma
As Secretary of State Sam Reed, left, and Gov. Chris Gregoire speak to couples planning to wed and other supporters of Referendum 74, a citizen-passed measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in the state, before signing the measure into law Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. Gregoire and Reed both signed the document at the ceremony, which allows gay couples to marry beginning Dec. 9. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)