Steven Austin and Michael Pirkle are pictured during their wedding at City Hall on December 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The two have been together for 12 years. Today is the first day that same-sex couples can legally wed in Washington state.
The horse "Tar Baby" falls back onto rider Dusty La Valley of Bezanson, Alberta in the Bareback event during the finals at the Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Calgary, Alberta, July REUTERS/Todd Korol
Terry Gilbert, left, kisses his new husband Paul Beppler after their wedding at Seattle City Hall, becoming among the first gay couples to legally wed in Washington state on Dec. This is my brother Terry!
Brad and Jay McCanta kiss to a cheering crowd after getting married at Seattle City Hall. Washington made history in November as one of three US states where marriage rights were extended to same-sex couples by popular vote.