Wednesday, March 3, 2010
A Capitol Affair
DC couples obtain marriage licenses
(photo: Aisha C. Mills and Danielle A. Moodie were the 11th couple in line this morning to obtain a marriage license in Washington, D.C.)
A new law takes effect Wednesday in the nation's capital, granting equal rights in marriage licensing for same-sex couples.
Washington, D.C.'s marriage equality legislation became law in spite of a Herculean effort by opponents to block its implementation through both legal action – including a last minute Hail Mary pass to the U. S. Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts for a stay – as well as legislative maneuvering in the House and Senate.
Read the Bay Area Reporter article.