Seventeen percent of weddings celebrated in Washington state were same-sex marriages this past year, the first year that such unions were allowed.

Statistics released Wednesday by the state showed more than 7,000 gay coupes tied the knot between December 6, 2012 and September, The Olympian reported.

Sixty-two percent of same-sex marriages were between two women.

King County, which includes Seattle, the state's largest city, led in the number of gay weddings performed. Rounding out the top 5 counties are Clark, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston. Only one county, Garfield County, recorded zero same-sex marriages.

Roughly 25 percent of weddings performed were between gay couples visiting the state.

Washington's gay marriage law took effect on December 6, 2012 after voters rejected an attempt to repeal the law.