The Wedding of Jane & Pete-e, Donald & Neil, 12.09.12. Washington

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Benaroya Hall is packed after wedding ceremonies for Jane Abbott Lighty & Pete-e Petersen, from Seattle, and Donald Jenny and Neil Hoyt, from Bellevue, Wash., during the Seattle Men's Chorus Holiday Concert in Seattle, Wash., on December 9, 2012. Lighty and Peterson, who have been romantic partners for 35 years received the first same-sex marriage license in Washington state after voter's approved to make it legal. "I just can't believe this is happening after all these years." said Peterson.Also, tying the knot is Donald Jenny (left) and Neil Hoyt, from Bellevue, Wash., who have been partners for 23 years.  "It's overwhelming." said Hoyt "It's the biggest and best wedding party I can ever imagine."  Judge Anne Levinson oversaw the service. (© Karen Ducey 2012)