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60 Moments That Gave Me The Chills During Seattle's First Day Of Marriage Equality

8:18 am - 12/11/2012
Relive one of the most emotionally exhausting days of my life, when 138 couples got married in downtown Seattle on the first day gay marriage was officially legal. Wow.


1. The first I time got chills was when I got to City Hall and saw these women showing off their homemade "23" bouquets for 23 years together.

The first I time got chills was when I got to City Hall and saw these women showing off their homemade "23" bouquets for 23 years together.



2. Then when these guys shared this moment while they were waiting in line to get married.

Then when these guys shared this moment while they were waiting in line to get married.



3. When these two guys wouldn't stop smiling at each other.

When these two guys wouldn't stop smiling at each other.



4. And when their friends and families wouldn't stop smiling either.

And when their friends and families wouldn't stop smiling either.



5. I got chills when this family wouldn't stop smiling.

I got chills when this family wouldn't stop smiling.

They were the best.



6. When this kid was jumping up and down waiting in line because he was so excited for his moms.

When this kid was jumping up and down waiting in line because he was so excited for his moms.



7. When this woman was finally able to kiss her bride.

When this woman was finally able to kiss her bride.



8. And the moment after that.

And the moment after that.



9. And the moment after that.

And the moment after that.



10. Really, one of the most emotional moments was the hug after the first kiss.

Really, one of the most emotional moments was the hug after the first kiss.


More photos at sauce! 

Also worth checking out: 18 Joyful Declarations of Love From Newlyweds In Seattle.

Tears in my eyes!! I figure with all the nasty stuff going on lately, some happy was in order. We just found out yesterday my partner's half-brother is now formally engaged to the lovely man he has been with for 14yrs, and they are having much fun making wedding plans. :)

As for comments on this piece, they so far do not seem to be too bad... shocking!

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nonnycat 11th-Dec-2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
OKAY sooo. The text totally didn't look that huge on the preview. And it's still not looking that big on the ontd_p page. But it's looking huge on my friends list. Should I leave it or just stick all the text under the cut since it doesn't look bad here?
darth_eldritch 11th-Dec-2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
Text is huge, but post is warm fuzzy awesome!
angelofdeath275 By the end I was basically dead.11th-Dec-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
executivehpfan 11th-Dec-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh my god I needed this today. ;_; So beautiful. I'm so fucking happy for everyone.
crossfire 11th-Dec-2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
So happy for those people, this is an amazing thing.
korppi_ravn 11th-Dec-2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
Tears in my eyes.
the_physicist 11th-Dec-2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
:D awesome.
omimouse 11th-Dec-2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
'Unicorn chaser' tag, maybe? Because good fucking gods, I NEEDED THIS POST.
wrestlingdog 11th-Dec-2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
I was mostly coming here to add the 18 Declarations of Love link, because that made me cry even more than the main link, but you beat me to it. I especially tear up when I see the people who have been love for decades.

Photobucket

Edited at 2012-12-11 05:33 pm (UTC)
nonnycat 11th-Dec-2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
Yes! I really went back and forth between posting this one or the 18 Declarations first, but I figured that if I posted the 18 Declarations I would probably end up posting ALL THE PHOTOS and some people's internet connections might kill me >_>

I kept bawling seeing those photos of the elderly couples. Folks that have been together fifteen, twenty, thirty years. Good gods. *sniffles*
deathbytamarind 11th-Dec-2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
This is so wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
pepsquad 11th-Dec-2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
hurricane on my face at work in front of 6th grader failing a math exam. awkward.
deathbytamarind 11th-Dec-2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
Damn it, I lost it at the 18 Declarations post. The couple who wrote their signs in Spanish...it's too much.
tabaqui 11th-Dec-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
Love every damn picture. I hope this happens in my state some day.
ericadawn16 11th-Dec-2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
Aww, this is awesome. I can't wait until everyone in every state can do this and it's no different than a multi-racial or multi-cultural marriage where there are always some assholes but most of us don't care.
bmh4d0k3n 11th-Dec-2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
Photobucket
that_therapist 11th-Dec-2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
Marvelous!
shortsweetcynic 11th-Dec-2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
bawling.

this was...

yes. we needed this. <3
thenakedcat 11th-Dec-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
Man, pictures of same-sex couples getting hitched is a WAY better anti-depressant than anything my doctor could prescribe.

Things that make these photosets even better: Interracial couples. Gay folks' kids. Many different gender presentations. Cute older couples who have been together for decades. The guy who is in charge of making sure there are enough tissues.
cinnamontoast 11th-Dec-2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
older couples who have been together for decades

They are the ones that hit me in the feels the most.

Love is love is love. How can anyone say it's wrong?
brbsb 11th-Dec-2012 06:31 pm (UTC)
Now everyone at work is going to wonder why I am all teary-eyed! This post is great and I want to give each and every couple a big hug.
romp 11th-Dec-2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this. I love that families without anyone marrying took their kids to cheer. And the pogo'ing boy was SO REAL.
poetic_pixie_13 11th-Dec-2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
myrrhmade 11th-Dec-2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
*sniffle*
This post is amazing and I'm really proud of my state!
carmy_w 11th-Dec-2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
This post is WONDERFUL!



*EDITED FOR DAMMIT WRONG KEY! And to switch to the only rainbow icon I have*

Edited at 2012-12-11 07:26 pm (UTC)
urplesquirrel 11th-Dec-2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
I HAVE TEARS COMING OUT OF MY NOSE, I AM BAWLING SO HARD AT ALL OF THESE PICTURES.
lovelokest 11th-Dec-2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
Feeling sniffly and my face is starting to hurt from smiling so hard :D
redstar826 11th-Dec-2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
I...I'm just gonna stay here for a while and look at these pictures and pretend that nothing else has happened today
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