Gives Thanks

BY Advocate Contributors

November 16 2010 10:00 PM ET

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Marriage Equality Comes to D.C.

“You are my friend, my partner, my love. I will love you today, tomorrow, and forever.” With that simple, resonant statement, Sinjoyla Townsend wed Angelisa Young on March 9, making them the first gay couple to tie the knot in Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty signed the marriage equality bill into law late in 2009, and in July a D.C. court of appeals ruled against allowing an initiative on the ballot to invalidate same-sex marriages entered into in the district.