Washington state gears up for wave of same-sex marriage applications
Jonathan KaminskyOLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - County clerks across Washington state braced on Wednesday for a flood of marriage-license applications from gay and lesbian couples eager to exchange vows once a new law legalizing same-sex matrimony takes effect at the stroke of midnight.
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 on November 6 recognizing gay nuptials.
Washington will be the first of those states to put its law into effect on Thursday. Same-sex matrimony goes on the books in Maryland and Maine on December 29 and January 1, respectively.
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"Washington state gears up for wave of same-sex marriage applications", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2012. Consulté le 02/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/washington-state-gears-up-for-wave-of-same-sex-marriage-applications