**FILE** Revelers display American and gay pride flags as they celebrate early election returns favoring Washington state's Referendum 74, which would legalize gay marriage, during a large impromptu street gathering in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood in the early hours of Nov. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Revelers display American and gay pride flags as they celebrate early election returns favoring Washington state's Referendum 74, which would legalize gay marriage, during a large impromptu street gathering in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood in the early hours of Nov. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)