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Jane Abbott Lighty, left, and Pete-e Petersen, from Seattle, get married during an interlude in the Seattle Men's Chorus Holiday Concert in Seattle, Wash., on December 9, 2012. Lighty and Peterson, who have been romantic partners for 35 years received the first same-sex marriage license in Washington state after voter's approved to make it legal. {quote}I just can't believe this is happening after all these years,{quote} said Peterson. (© Karen Ducey 2012)

Jane Abbott Lighty, left, and Pete-e Petersen, from Seattle, get married during an interlude in the Seattle Men's Chorus Holiday Concert in Seattle, Wash., on December 9, 2012. Lighty and Peterson, who have been romantic partners for 35 years received the first same-sex marriage license in Washington state after voter's approved to make it legal. "I just can't believe this is happening after all these years," said Peterson. (© Karen Ducey 2012)