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Same-sex couples in Wash. start taking wedding vows

SEATTLE — Scores of same-sex couples crowded Seattle City Hall for a day of wedding ceremonies on Sunday, the first day they could marry after the state’s voter-approved gay marriage law took effect.

While numerous weddings were taking place across the state, both private and public, the City Hall weddings were the largest public event, with about 140 couples taking part. The city set up five separate chapels to accommodate the ceremonies.

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