Mark Smith and Todd Manoli stand at the alter during their marriage ceremony at Shotgun Ceremonies a Vegas-style wedding chapel in Seattle

 
Mark Smith and Todd Manoli stand at the alter during their marriage ceremony at Shotgun Ceremonies a Vegas-style wedding chapel in Seattle
Mark Smith (L), and Todd Manoli stand at the alter during their marriage ceremony at Shotgun Ceremonies, a Vegas-style wedding chapel in Seattle, Washington December 9, 2012. Shotgun Ceremonies was performing free ceremonies to celebrate Washington State's new gay marriage law. Washington made history last month as one of three U.S. states where marriage rights were extended to same-sex couples by popular vote, joining Maryland and Maine in passing ballot initiatives recognizing gay nuptials. REUTERS/Cliff Despeaux