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More than 100 same-sex couples wed in Seattle after state law change

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Seattle gay-rights advocate and journalist Dan Savage (L), and Terry Miller sort through roses on the steps of City Hall after getting married at Seattle City Hall in Seattle, Washington December 9, 2012. 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....

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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...

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The Diverse Harmony choir performs "Feeling Good" during a group same-sex wedding for 25 couples seated in the background at the First Baptist Church in Seattle, Washington December 9, 2012. 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/Jordan Stead

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Pastor Ned Allyn Parker addresses the guests at a same-sex group wedding ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Seattle, Washington December 9, 2012. 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/Jordan Stead

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Peter Shalit is holding a marriage certificate as he waits to be married with Bob Clark after arriving at City Hall by bus in the rain in Seattle, Washington December 9, 2012. 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

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Karen Swanson (L), and Lynn Childs embrace after getting married at Seattle City Hall in Seattle, Washington December 9, 2012. 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

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Richard (L) and Liam Sauer-Wooden walk down the steps of City Hall after getting married at Seattle City Hall in Seattle, Washington December 9, 2012. 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

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