Washington has given out its first same-sex marriage licence to a lesbian couple of 35 years.
Pete-e Peterson, 85, and Jane Abbott Lighty, 77, thought they were going to die without being able to be legally married.
But at midnight on 6 December, they became the first same-sex couple to receive marriage licences in the US state of Washington.
‘It’s been a long journey,’ Petersen said. ‘We’re just blessed with the people we’ve met and the opportunities we’ve had.’