How do you feel about people comparing movements for marriage equality and legalizing marijuana? If it's true that they have something in common -- starting with coming out -- then never have they been more closely linked than this day. Above, in Seattle, Jane Abbott Lighty and Pete-e Petersen got the first marriage license given to a same-sex couple in King County. The Seattle Times reports there were 200 couples waiting in line in that one county at midnight, when the new law went into effect.
Also at midnight: Washington State decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. The Seattle police department sent this notice to officers on the eve of the change:
Until further notice, officers shall not take any enforcement action -- other than to issue a verbal warning -- for a violation of I-502.
Marijuana remains illegal under federal law -- kinda like same-sex marriage -- which is why the Seattle police department's blog, SPD Blotter, posted this advice for locals:
(On the show: Washington State puts marijuana legalization to the test.)