Seattle Pride Parade

Seattle Pride Parade
2:47 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

First-married couple raises equality flag on Space Needle

Jane Abbott Lighty, left, and her wife Pete-e Petersen turn toward photographers and supporters as they take a turn raising a giant marriage equality flag atop the Space Needle Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson Associated Press

The two women who were the first same-sex couple to be granted a marriage license in Washington state are grand marshals in the annual Seattle Pride Parade.

West Seattle couple Jane Abbot Lighty and Pete-e Petersen also stood on the Space Needle on Sunday morning to raise a giant marriage equality flag above the Seattle icon. The flag featuring a red equal sign is making its first appearance atop the Space Needle.

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