Gay marriage kicks off in Washington D.C. -

Gay marriage kicks off in Washington D.C.

First couples get licenses


Fifteen marriage licenses were picked up within the first hour of Washington’s marriage bureau opening today as gay couples are able to marry for the first time in the District of Columbia. It became the sixth place in the U.S. to allow same-sex unions last week, following Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Today is the first day couples are able to get married thanks to a required three day waiting period. The district’s courthouse, which normally has four to six weddings a day, is expected to host double that number over the next few weeks, while progressive churches and the offices of gay-rights advocacy groups will also remain busy as they wed the 300 people who have already applied for marriage licenses.

Associated Press

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