Same Sex Marriage Legalized in Washington, D.C.

As of last Wednesday, the nation's capital became the sixth place in the country to legalize same-sex marriage, The Washington Post said.

The first gay and lesbian couples were married on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., after a three day waiting period required by District law.

The same-sex marriage law was approved by the city council in December. A appeal for the lawsuit filed by opponents was rejected by Chief Justice John Roberts last week, Voice of America News said.

The law follows a 30 yearlong struggle by gays, lesbians, and their allies for equal marriage rights, The Washington Post said.

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