17% of state’s marriages are now same-sex

OLYMPIA — In the first year since same-sex marriage became legal in Washington State, same-sex couples made up 17 percent of marriages performed, statistics from the Washington State Department of Health show. From the law’s effective date of Dec. 6, 2012, through the most recent complete month of data for September 2013, there were 7,071…

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