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Published: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Washington same-sex marriages by county

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Last year Washington voters approved same-sex marriage, and beginning on Dec. 6, 2012, the ceremonies began. Through March 31, 20.7 percent of ceremonies statewide involved same-sex couples. No doubt that high percentage reflects a backlog of relationships to be formalized. The data, compiled by the state Department of Health, also show that 63 percent of same-sex marriages involved female couples. And 14 percent of same-sex marriages involved couples from elsewhere.

Washington same-sex marriages by county of ceremony

Figures reflect reported marriage ceremonies from Dec. 6, 2012, through March 31, 2013.

County of ceremonyOpposite-sex marriagesSame-sex marriagesTotal marriages% same-sex marriages
Lincoln11250.0%
Pend Oreille751241.7%
San Juan26154136.6%
King2,6731,3213,99433.1%
Clark54320474727.3%
Jefferson36134926.5%
Island1173715424.0%
Thurston42112454522.8%
Columbia72922.2%
Pacific2463020.0%
Spokane4168850417.5%
Skamania1942317.4%
Whatcom2475129817.1%
Clallam901710715.9%
Mason81159615.6%
Kitsap3966345913.7%
Walla Walla67107713.0%
Klickitat2743112.9%
Snohomish9241201,04411.5%
Pierce1,3531711,52411.2%
Grays Harbor1131312610.3%
Kittitas5466010.0%
Benton294323269.8%
Skagit188202089.6%
Stevens293329.4%
Douglas202229.1%
Chelan162161789.0%
Lewis116101267.9%
Adams242267.7%
Okanogan483515.9%
Whitman322345.9%
Yakima325183435.2%
Cowlitz13471415.0%
Grant10951144.4%
Franklin10631092.8%
Asotin9090.0%
Ferry3030.0%
Garfield2020.0%
Wahkiakum4040.0%
Total9,2472,41311,66020.7%

SOURCE: Washington state Department of Health

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