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12/06/2012 03:56 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Dan Savage Gets His Same-Sex Marriage License In Washington State (VIDEO)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate Dan Savage was among the first in his home state of Washington to receive a marriage license just hours after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the voter-approved law allowing same-sex couples to wed.

"If you had told me when I was coming out when I was a teenager that a time would come when a majority in a state...would vote to endorse marriage equality, would vote to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples, I wouldn't have believed you," a glowing Savage said after receiving the certificate with his husband Terry Miller.

"It's gotten better for us because straight people have gotten better about us."

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Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Issued in Washington For the First Time
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Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Issued in Washington For the First Time

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article referred to Savage and Miller as having "tied the knot." In fact, they only received the marriage certificate.

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