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New laws address gays, children, immigration

Ashley Cavner, left, 21, and Jessica Lee, 19, both of Vancouver, Wash. are among the first same-sex couples getting marriage licenses Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in Vancouver, Wash. Washington state now joins several other states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage. Because the state has a three-day waiting period, the earliest that weddings can take place is Sunday. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Randy L. Rasmussen) Photo by