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
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