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Jane Abbott Lighty & Pete-e Peterson, from Seattle, and Donald Jenny and Neil Hoyt, from Bellevue, Wash. get married during an interlude in the Seattle Men's Chorus Holiday Concert / Wedding Celebration at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Wash., on December 9, 2012. Today was the first day same-sex couples could legally wed in Washington state. Lighty and Peterson, who have been romantic partners for 35 years received the first same-sex marriage license in Washington state. {quote}I just can't believe this is happening after all these years.{quote} said Peterson. Donald Jenny (left) and Neil Hoyt, from Bellevue, Wash., have been partners for 23 years. {quote}It's overwhelming.{quote} said Hoyt {quote}It's the biggest and best wedding party I can ever imagine.{quote}  Judge Anne Levinson oversaw the service. © Karen Ducey

Jane Abbott Lighty & Pete-e Peterson, from Seattle, and Donald Jenny and Neil Hoyt, from Bellevue, Wash. get married during an interlude in the Seattle Men's Chorus Holiday Concert / Wedding Celebration at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Wash., on December 9, 2012. Today was the first day same-sex couples could legally wed in Washington state. Lighty and Peterson, who have been romantic partners for 35 years received the first same-sex marriage license in Washington state. "I just can't believe this is happening after all these years." said Peterson. Donald Jenny (left) and Neil Hoyt, from Bellevue, Wash., have been partners for 23 years. "It's overwhelming." said Hoyt "It's the biggest and best wedding party I can ever imagine." Judge Anne Levinson oversaw the service. © Karen Ducey