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.