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.

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