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Tue 14 Feb, 2012
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We've stayed together this long without any formality. The only thing binding us together this long is love."

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Valentines day - Happy 27th Anniversary for Ken and Wayne

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BELLINGHAM - Valentine's Day was already going to be a big day for Ken Matthews and Wayne Miller.
That's the day the couple celebrates their 27th anniversary, as well as the sixth anniversary of their dog's win at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
But Gov. Chris Gregoire gave them something monumental to celebrate when she signed same-sex marriage into law Monday, Feb.


"I remember in my lifetime when black people couldn't ride in the front of the bus, that it was actually against the law for a black person to marry a white person," said Matthews, a real estate agent at Coldwell Banker Bain in Bellingham. "There's going to be a day when people look back and laugh that same-sex couples couldn't get married. I think this is really cool that this has happened in our lifetime."

Matthews, 55, and Miller, 67 and owner of Rumors Cabaret downtown, likely will tie the knot once gay marriage officially becomes legal. Since they've been together for nearly three decades, Matthews said it feels like their relationship has taken a backward path. They built up their love and their life together long before saying their vows.

"We already have the commitment," Matthews said. "We've stayed together this long without any formality. The only thing binding us together this long is love."

Another bond is their passion for breeding and showing golden retrievers. Matthews and Miller made national news in 2006 when their golden retriever won Best in Sporting Group at the Westminster show, the world's most prestigious dog show.
Andy, formally known as Ch. Chuckanut Party Favour O'Novel, was a crowd favorite and brought national attention to the pair.
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