Judge Karli Kristine Jorgensen, center, applauds as she declares Corianton Hale, left, and Keith Bacon to be wed at Seattle City Hall, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Seattle. Gov. Chris Grego

 

              Judge Karli Kristine Jorgensen, center, applauds as she declares Corianton Hale, left, and Keith Bacon to be wed at Seattle City Hall, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Seattle. Gov. Chris Grego
Judge Karli Kristine Jorgensen, center, applauds as she declares Corianton Hale, left, and Keith Bacon to be wed at Seattle City Hall, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Seattle. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage Wednesday, Dec. 5 and weddings for gay and lesbian couples began in Washington on Sunday, following the three-day waiting period after marriage licenses were issued earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)