Laws allowing same sex marriage in Washington, D.C. go into effect
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The United States capital of Washington, D.C. legalized same-sex marriage on Wednesday. Beginning at 6 A.M. local time (1100 UTC), couples began submitting marriage applications at local courthouses citywide.
Washington D.C. becomes the seventh United States territory to legalize same sex marriage. The bill was ratified by Mayor Adrian Fenty last December. Due to city's territorial status as a federal district, the bill had to be reviewed by congress. The bill passed congressional review Tuesday night.
- Ian Urbian. "Gay Marriage Is Legal in U.S. Capital" — , March 3, 2010
- "Gay couples line up for marriage licences in US capital" — , March 3, 2010
- Jessica Gresko. "More than 100 same-sex couples seek DC licenses" — , March 3, 2010
- Monica Martinez and Joseph Weber. "D.C. issues first gay-marriage licenses" — , March 3, 2010