The friend confided to People Magazine:
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Emotions bubble to the surface like boiling hot water as we gaze upon the pure joy that is two people celebrating their love OFFICIALLY for the first time ever!
A law legalizing same-sex marriage came into effect Thursday in the state of Washington, and hundreds of gay couples were issued marriage licenses…
The first of which was handed to Pete-e Petersen and Jane Abbott Lighty (above)!
"We waited a long time. We've been together 35 years, never thinking we'd get a legal marriage. Now I feel so joyous I can't hardly stand it."
The long time lovers plan on tying the knot this Sunday.
Tears! Everywhere tears!
This year the momentous decision was made via popular vote in the states of Maine, Maryland and Washington to LEGALIZE same-sex marriage.
Yay! Huzzah! A thousand times Hurrah!
Now get it together federal government! Legalize same-sex marriage for every state! It's only right that ALL people should be allowed to officiate their love!
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