Washington, USA: Same Sex Weddings Account for 66% of All Weddings in First Month

Written by scott on January 12th, 2013

Same Sex Weddings Account for 66% of All Weddings in Washington in First MonthLynn Mueller, 51, and Dorinda Pulliam, 56, of Vancouver were together for two decades before state law finally allowed them to marry.

“After 20 years, we don’t feel like newlyweds,” Mueller said. “One of the things that is different, which tickles me, is now, when I fill out forms, I don’t have to check the box for ‘single'; now, I can check the box that says ‘married.’ I didn’t anticipate that would be so significant and meaningful.”

Mueller and Pulliam were among 156 same-sex couples who married in Clark County in the first month it was legal, from Dec. 9 to Jan. 9, according to the county’s Marriage License Department. That accounted for 66 percent of all marriages in the county during the month, said Paul Harris, the department’s manager.

Authored By Paris Achen – See the Full Story at The Columbian

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