Same-sex couples can get marriage licenses in Washington state on Thursday -- exactly one month after voters legalized gay marriage.
Gov. Chris Gregoire and Secretary of State Sam Reed certified the election results Wednesday, paving the way for the state's first same-sex marriages, which could begin as early as Sunday.
Two counties will start issuing marriage licenses within hours -- at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
King County was running a “marriage equality countdown” on its website. Couples can begin lining up at the King County Administration Building in downtown Seattle at 10 p.m. Wednesday -- two hours before the recorder's office opens, the website says.
Thurston County, home to Olympia, the state capital, will issue 10 licenses at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Cory Curtis, a spokesman for the governor, said in an email to the Los Angeles Times.