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Monday, December 10, 2012

LOVE WINS! Gay Marriage at Seattle City Hall, Sunday Morning, In Photos

Posted by on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 7:30 AM

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  • Kelly O

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Then the Tea Dance (and first-ever wedding) @ Pony on Capitol Hill...

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All photos Kelly O

 

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care bear 1
I keep mistaking McGinn for a just married bear in all of these pictures.
Posted by care bear on December 10, 2012 at 7:37 AM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 2
Does anyone know the percentage of female couples to male couples?
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on December 10, 2012 at 7:39 AM · Report this
Big Matt G 3
*Sniff* Congrats, all of you!
Posted by Big Matt G on December 10, 2012 at 7:52 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
Beautiful! Just beautiful!
Posted by Pope Peabrain on December 10, 2012 at 7:55 AM · Report this
Queen of Sleaze 5
I was doing ok until picture #11. There's something so emotional about that hug, just beautiful :) I think the absence of protesters is really notable as well, things are truly changing and it so amazing. Congrats to all of the happy couples!
Posted by Queen of Sleaze on December 10, 2012 at 8:44 AM · Report this
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Oh, Kelly. You made me cry. xxxooo
Posted by Dan Savage on December 10, 2012 at 8:48 AM · Report this
GhostDog 7
Even though I hate marriage as an institution I am glad that these people got their civil rights. I hope that they are just as happy next year as they are now.
Posted by GhostDog on December 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM · Report this
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This is just beautiful. Congratulations to everyone.
Posted by dharawal on December 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM · Report this
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Misty morning...
Posted by downtownkitty on December 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 10
@ 7..one of the ( many ) things that struck me was how many of these folks have been in really long term relationships. it seemed most had at least one decade behind them, most have already had 'commitment ' ceremonies or self sanctioned , but community approved marriages my own relationship, with friendship,dating and ceremony combined, clocks in at 20 years plus. ceremoniously married 3 and half years ago, i doubt that a year from now we'll be calling it quits. but maybe there is something magical about legal marriage that will change this..
we will see...
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on December 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 11
I didn't know Rob Reiner was gay.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on December 10, 2012 at 9:21 AM · Report this
ScienceNerd 12
Once again, you made me cry on the bus. This weekend was so wonderful! I was floating on a cloud of love.
Posted by ScienceNerd http://stanichium.tumblr.com/ on December 10, 2012 at 9:22 AM · Report this
Fancy's_Pants 13
Awww, so much joy captured! My heart is bursting to see so much love!
Posted by Fancy's_Pants on December 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM · Report this
Helenka (also a Canuck) 14
Ack. More happy tears. [I guess I'd better get accustomed to it.]

I've enjoyed seeing how the couples dressed for the happy occasion: some in quite matchy-matchy attire, others in just plain clothes ... and then there were the shorts. However, one of the best was of what I'm calling The Officer and A Gentlewoman.

Still, for sheer emotional impact, the hug in #11 slays me, even though we can't see either man's face. But, then, we don't really need to.
Posted by Helenka (also a Canuck) on December 10, 2012 at 9:47 AM · Report this
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Thanks for working yesterday, Kelly. Your skill with a camera is amazing, and many of us appreciate your documentation of this day.
Posted by I Love IPA on December 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM · Report this
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That hug in #11 summates this entire journey for marriage equality. Well done everyone and congratulations!
Posted by J. Scott on December 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM · Report this
chibby 17
Congratz to all:)
Posted by chibby on December 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM · Report this
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Honored to live in such a brilliant State in the fabulous city of Seattle. God bless our collective tolerance and the wonderful children of our most diverse communities. These children, including my daughter, will also help to make this World a better place, by setting examples followed from their parents. What an amazing day. What an amazing City. What an amazing leap forward. Xoz
Posted by Lazarus on December 10, 2012 at 10:20 AM · Report this
Lissa 19
Beautiful job Kelly!
Posted by Lissa on December 10, 2012 at 10:24 AM · Report this
Av8rdan 20
Queen of Sleaze, that picture got me too! He looks like he's just been pulled into the lifeboat. So wonderful.
Posted by Av8rdan on December 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM · Report this
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I always cry at weddings, and looking through these, happy tears again for all these committed lovebirds. Washington State voters rock!
Posted by equalitymatters on December 10, 2012 at 10:26 AM · Report this
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@5 me too. That one made me a little teary.
Posted by lucy990 on December 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM · Report this
despicable me 23
@ Kelly O, thank you for the pics. I see happy, beautiful, MARRIED people. Finally!

@6 Dan, just saw pics posted by @bethmv on Twitter. You made me cry seeing how choked up you were. So happy for you and your adorable HUSBAND!
Posted by despicable me on December 10, 2012 at 10:40 AM · Report this
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So happy to see so many loving couples. I know for me the day I married my husband of 27 years was the most powerful day of our lives. WE had already been together 22 years but I was taken aback by how special it was to finally be married. Once again Congratulations to one and all. The world is a changin!
Posted by theboyzs99 on December 10, 2012 at 10:42 AM · Report this
Eva Hopkins 25
Kelly, these are gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Eva Hopkins http://www.lunamusestudios.com on December 10, 2012 at 10:48 AM · Report this
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#11 got me! It is very emotional! :-)
Posted by lesliechill on December 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM · Report this
More, I Say! 27
OH GOD Pic #6! Handsome military gal and gorgeously vintage bride! THEY. LOOK. FUCKING. PERFECT!!!!!
Posted by More, I Say! on December 10, 2012 at 10:59 AM · Report this
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Here's another vote for a strong reaction to picture #11.

Also, a shout out to the men in #5. I think they look beautiful.
Posted by LMcGuff http://holyoutlaw.livejournal.com/ on December 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM · Report this
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Oh, and @2, Catalina: I read somewhere it was about 2/3 women and 1/3 men.
Posted by LMcGuff http://holyoutlaw.livejournal.com/ on December 10, 2012 at 11:08 AM · Report this
very bad homo 30
One of the happiest days of my life, and I didn't even get married...The joy in these pics is contagious.
Posted by very bad homo on December 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM · Report this
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Thank you for sharing these. Just like every wedding photo I've ever seen, I'm smiling and crying over your flowers, clothes, and joy. Congratulations to everyone!
Posted by IuqcaJANNN on December 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 32
Thank you, LMcGuff dear.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on December 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM · Report this
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Just Marriage. Just wonderful.
Posted by Jaclis on December 10, 2012 at 3:49 PM · Report this
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Just Marriage. Just wonderful!
Posted by Jaclis on December 10, 2012 at 3:53 PM · Report this
harmonyak 35
So beautiful...I'm so happy for everyone. But it's a little bittersweet...so many of these people have lived nearly their whole lives, and are just only now allowed to get married. It should not have taken so long.
Posted by harmonyak on December 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM · Report this
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I love the pictures of couples with what are presumably(?) their children.
Posted by MLM on December 10, 2012 at 4:55 PM · Report this

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