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Gay Marriage
A wedding cake made of rainbow-colored layers of cupcakes waits for newlyweds in a reception area at Seattle City Hall, where some of the first gay couples to legally wed in the state took their vows Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Seattle. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage Wednesday, Dec. 5 and weddings for gay and lesbian couples began in Washington state on Sunday, following the three-day waiting period after marriage licenses were issued earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)