SEATTLE – Gay and lesbian couples flocked to city halls and courthouses on Sunday to get married, as Washington state celebrated its first day of marriage equality.
In Seattle, Mayor Mike McGinn was all smiles, welcoming couples to City Hall and congratulating newlyweds. “It’s a great day, a joyous day,” he said.
Strangers who wanted to be part of the historical moment handed out flowers to the newlyweds and shouted out their congratulations.
People showered the steep steps of City Hall with rose petals and rice in celebration.