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18 Joyful Declarations Of Love From Newlyweds In Seattle (PHOTOS)

Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights, family, freedoms, marriage equality, society, goodnews, rights )

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Meet some of the couples who were married on Washington's first day of marriage equality. AKA more pictures that will make you cry.

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Terry V (30)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:15 pm
It's a good thing I have a box of Kleenex on my desk.

WONDERFUL NEWS, but so sad they had to wait sooooooooo long.

Jason S (50)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:48 pm
Good posting, thanks

John B (185)
Monday December 10, 2012, 8:17 pm
Thanks so much Carrie for the link to the beautiful and emotional slide show. Thank you, thank you. Noted and viewed.

P A (117)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:54 am
I did enjoy that - lovely! Thanks Carrie!

Barbara T (431)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 1:14 am
I live in Seattle and I went to a mass wedding reception in the Paramount theater and shared a piece of wedding cake with a LOT of happy couples that I didn't know! They were dressed in TYPICAL "Seattle style", which means ANYthing and EVERYthing from the most formal long gowns, to jeans and a flannel shirt! {Both men, & women, wearing long formal gowns - and, for that matter, tuxedos!}
Was impressed by how many beautifully-behaved KIDS were at the reception - the KIDS were all dressed up in their best party clothes, every one of them!
I neither plan to get married, nor even know anyone who does! but I just HAD to share this MOMENT, this HISTORIC moment and this joy!
I was finally overcome by the loud dance music {this shows my age!} and by a sugar satiation, nothing but SUGAR to eat there and plenty of it - candy, wedding cake and cupcakesI So I went home alone but psyched and happy!!!

Barbara T (431)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 1:48 am
If you go to the site below, you can see what a VERY fancy place the Paramount Theater is, architecture-wise! [It dates from an earlier period, when theaters were LAVISH and no expense was spared - and it has been beautifully restored and preserved!]

I went to that site as well as this one - together, they give a VERY good picture of what went on, almost a "You are there" quality.
I recognize some of the couples I saw dancing and celebrating at the Paramount when I was there! and, the table full of candy... I took care to avoid that!
It WAS a VERY cold day - those crazy guys in shorts! - and that is most probably why I didn't stand outside watching the couples, but was happily INSIDE at the Paramount reception.

Barbara T (431)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 2:01 am
Picture sites:

60 Moments That Gave Me The Chills During Seattle's First Day Of Marriage Equality
25 Gay Couples Celebrate Getting Hitched In Seattle
15 Pictures Of Gay Lumberjacks' Beautiful Washington Wedding
The First And Cutest Same-Sex Couple To Get Married In Seattle

And, Seattle's Favorite bearded gay couple Cleans Up {They got married in the First Baptist Church, not at City Hall.} {Hey, our Churches are tolerant, too!}

ALL these picture sites really bring the events of that Historic Day HOME.....
And if you go to the link given above {at buzzfeed}, there are links to all the other sites mentioned.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 2:06 pm
Good on them. Congratulations!
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