RANDELL (RANDY) SHEPHERD, 48, left, and LARRY DUNCAN, 56, right, from North Bend, Wash., prepare for their wedding in a Seattle hotel room on December 9, 2012, the first day that same-sex marriage was allowed in the state of Washington. The couple have been together for 11 years. Originally from the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, they moved to Washington seven years ago to obtain more gay rights. They got married at 2pm at Seattle First Baptist Church in a group ceremony with 24 other couples.
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