By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com December 18 2012 3:30 PM ET
Retired Air Force Major Margaret Witt, a key voice in the fight to repeal "don't ask, don't tell," wed her longtime partner Laurie Johnson during a small ceremony at Grande Ronde Cellars in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday.
Witt's attorney in her successful federal court challenge to her dismissal under DADT, Jim Lobsenz, presided over the ceremony. The couple was the first to get their marriage license at the Spokane County Courthouse just before 8:30 a.m. on December 6.
Washington state enacted marriage equality after voters approved Referendum 74 in the November election. Washington now joins Maryland, Maine, New York, Connecticut, New Hamshire, Iowa, Vermont, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia in allowing same-sex couples to marry.
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