Gay Marriage in DC. John Roberts, Best Man.

Gay Marriage in DC. John Roberts, Best Man.

Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the District of Columbia today, March 3rd. Chief Justice John Roberts declined to issue a stay requested by busybodies who don’t even live in the jurisdiction. The DC Court of Appeals refused to stand in the way of love.

The new gender-neutral marriage license application is online. The marriage bureau (Moultrie Courthouse, 500 Indiana Avenue NW, room  4485) opens at 8:30 AM. DC florist shops will open much earlier.


Hat tips: Mike DeBonis, Amanda Hess, GLAA Forum.

Image (“The Wedding Couple, after Abbot Handerson Thayer and Richard E. Miller”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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2 Responses to “Gay Marriage in DC. John Roberts, Best Man.”

  1. Mike Licht Says:


    — Couples began lining up outside the Moultrie Courthouse at 6:00 AM, and the Superior Court maitre d’ dropped the velvet rope at 8:30 AM.

    — It’s not exactly a wedding shower, but Council Member Catania is handing out cupcakes to same-sex couples lined up for marriage licenses; the first same-sex couple to flash a marriage license gets dinner on the house at Pete’s Apizza.

    Washington Post editorial.

    Study: The 14,000 thousand same-sex marriages performed in DC over the next 3 years will bring in $5 million in new tax revenue and create 700 jobs.

    City Paper‘s Amanda Hess profiles the couples lined up outside the courthouse. Start here.

    — Sommer Mathis at DCist posts here.

    — Matt Dunn’s photos here. Awww (protesters below the fold).

    Photos by Michael Starghill via DCist.

  2. Historic Wedding Day in DC « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] same-sex couple who obtained District of Columbia marriage licences last week were married […]

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