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First day for same-sex couples marriage ceremonies

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PASCO, Wash.-- Same-sex couples tie the knot for the first time ever in Washington state on Sunday.

Marriage licenses were issues Thursday, when the law took effect, but there's a required three day waiting period to hold the ceremonies.

Community Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasco welcomes the gay community and plans to hold some same-sex ceremonies.

One church member says he know quite a few local couples planning to say 'I do' this month.

"I know of, gosh, 7 to 8 couples. Friends of mine from college, friends of mine from high school and such that have been together for years and years and finally have the opportunity to make it legal," said Alex Emig, church member.

One same-sex couple from the church is getting married Sunday night, but at a different location because their pastor is gone.

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