King County Recorder’s Office plans for marriage equality

The King County Recorder’s Office is making plans for the first day of marriage equality in Washington state. If Referendum 74 is certified as passed by the voters, the first day that marriage licenses can be issued to same-sex couples will be Thursday, Dec. 6. The first day that licenses could be used is three days later, Sunday, Dec. 9.

The Recorder’s Office will open for extended hours on Thursday, Dec. 6, as well as Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8. We are still firming up details of the plan for those first three days, including hours of operation. We will NOT be open on Sunday, Dec. 9, and we will NOT be able to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples until Dec. 6.

We will issue statements to the media as soon as our plan is finalized. We will also post the details to our website,

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me. My information is below. Thank you for your patience as we finalize our plans to mark this historic occasion.

Cameron Satterfield | Communications Manager | King County Department of Executive Services | 206-263-9758 |

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