On March 3, 2010, same-sex marriage became legal in Washington DC. The district joins Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont in granting marriage licenses to gay couples.
Many couples have requested licenses, some standing in line at the courthouse for hours. According to the Associated Press the courthouse spokeswoman Leah Gurowitz said that the 466 applications received from both gay and straight couples is much higher than the 50 or so applications normally received in a week.
On March 9, 2010, the Human Rights Campaign headquarter office in DC hosted some of the first wedding ceremonies.
Video of the first ceremonies on YouTube
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