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Aug. 4, 2004 – Seattle Judge Approves Same-Sex Marriages

“Gay couples can be married under Washington state law, because denying their right to do so is a violation of their constitutional rights, a judge ruled Wednesday [Aug. 4, 2004].

‘The denial to the plaintiffs of the right to marry constitutes a denial of substantive due process,’ King County Superior Court Judge William L. Downing said in his ruling.”