We got a couple tips this morning that some mean-spirited protesters planned to crash the gay marriage party downtown. Eager to kick some equality-hating ass, I hustled down to the King County Administration building, but the protesters didn't show. Which is good because no one likes a sore loser.
What we did see are lots of couples getting their marriage certificates. King County reports that as of 2:00 p.m., they've issued 418 marriage licenses. So if you haven't already gotten your fill of couples, we have more:
Jeanette Raven wore a pink tiara as she and her fiancee, Patrice Raven, picked up their marriage license. They've been together for 8 years:
More after the jump!
Cynthia Riggin and her soon-to-be wife Celeste Douville have been together for 15 years. With them to get the marriage license was their four-year-old son. They plan to get married on Sunday:
Chris Buening and Ken Valder have been together for almost 19 years:
Michael Johnson and Rob Crosby have been together for 18 years. They're getting married on the December 21, the purported apocalypse day, so they can prove to their friends that getting married isn't the end of the world:
Todd Tuttle and Corey Clemans have been together for a year and a half. They want to get married on 12-12-12, which is also the birthday of Todd's father:
Although they've only been together for 7 months, Andrea Johnson and Julia Pels came to get their marriage certificates today. They haven't set a date yet:
Elizabeth Whitford and Cristina Acevedo have been together for approximately 15 years. They are getting married at City Hall on Sunday. Elizabeth (left) is 6 months pregnant with their second child:
David Schowengerdt and Bryan Ochalla will be getting married on Sunday after 12 years of waiting:
Jessica Lynn and Joyce Allen have together since 1992 and (if they can get a spot) on Sunday they'll be legally married:
Dedicated Slog reader Gene Breshears will be marrying his partner Michael Yust on Sunday after 15 years:
Ruben and Nick Jackman will finally be married after 17 years on the 15th of December:
Slog reader Ryan Boe and his hubby Joseph Seppen are two of the lucky few getting married this Sunday at City Hall. They have been together for 11 years: