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Gay Couples Get Marriage Licenses

Two by two, dozens of same-sex couples obtained their marriage licenses in Washington state early this morning, just hours after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage. King County, the state’s biggest county, opened the doors to its auditor’s office in Seattle just after midnight PST to start distributing marriage licenses. But hundreds of people had lined up hours earlier, snaking around the downtown Seattle building on a chilly December night. By 6 a.m., 279 licenses had been issued and the line was gone. “We knew it was going to happen, but it’s still surreal,” said Amanda Dollente, who along with her partner, Kelly Middleton, began standing in line at 4 p.m. Wednesday/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Do you think the U.S. Supreme Court will rule one day that all states must allow gay couples to marry? Or will the matter remain a state-by-state issue?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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