Gov. Chris Gregoire, left, and Secretary of State Sam Reed applaud after making opening remarks before signing into law Referendum 74, a citizen-passed measure that legalizes same-sex m

 

              Gov. Chris Gregoire, left, and Secretary of State Sam Reed applaud after making opening remarks before signing into law Referendum 74, a citizen-passed measure that legalizes same-sex m
Gov. Chris Gregoire, left, and Secretary of State Sam Reed applaud after making opening remarks before signing into law Referendum 74, a citizen-passed measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in the state, 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)