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DEC 05, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Gay weddings 17 percent of Washington marriages

SEATTLE (AP) — Gay weddings made up 17 percent of marriages in Washington this past year, the first year gay marriages were legal in the state, state officials reported Wednesday. According to the 2010 Census, there were about 152,335 same-sex married couples and 440,989 same-sex unmarried couples in the United States. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, during the first year and a half after gay marriage became legal, 8,181 same-sex couples got married. During the five years before Washington's gay marriage law, when the state had what was affectionately called ... Read More

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