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."
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.