BY Editors

December 18 2009 11:45 AM ET

Washington, D.C., mayor Adrian Fenty signed the marriage equality bill into law Friday morning at the All Souls Church at a special ceremony.

The bill was passed earlier this week with Fenty's support in an 11-2 vote by the city council. After Fenty signs the bill, it will be transmitted to Congress for a 30-day review period.

D.C. is expected to be able to start marrying same-sex couples in early 2010. 

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