An almost invisible population for decades, senior and elder lesbian and gay people are gaining a voice as momentum builds around broader battles for gay rights. Passage of the same-sex marriage act in Washington state helped raise awareness about these citizens. Here, King County Executive Dow Constantine embraces Pete-e Petersen, as her partner, Jane Abbott Lighty, watches after they received the first marriage license to a same-sex couple in the state on Dec. 6, 2012, in Seattle.

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