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DC Couples Apply for Marriage Licenses


Same-sex couples in Washington, D.C., arrived at the superior court this morning to apply for marriage licenses and certificates on the first day of eligibility.

According to The Washington Post, about 11 couples had gathered outside the court building by 7 a.m. Wednesday in chilly weather with a light rain, with the crowd growing to around 45 couples when the marriage bureau office opened at 8:30 a.m. Couples were handed numbered tickets to indicate their place in line.

The marriage equality law takes effect in D.C. Wednesday. The earliest any wedding can be performed is Tuesday, because the court needs at least three business days to process the applications.

HRC's Back Story blog has more photos of some of the first couples to arrive at the courthouse this morning. See a video from The Washington Post below

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