Put A Ring On It: Same-Sex Marriage Legalized In DC

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March 3, 2010: More than 100 same-sex couples lined up to apply for marriage licenses in Washington, D.C., today, as the city’s new marriage law took effect. They were met by protesters associated with the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan.

Above: Barbara and Carol Bustard-Burnside were the 14th couple to file a marriage application today.

Photo by Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com

Photo by Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com

Photo by Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com

Photo by Newscom/rollcallpix

Photo by Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com

Newlyweds Morgan Murphy and Todd Williamson hold a “Love Wins” sign near the anti-gay protesters. They are a straight couple that had boycotted marriage for six years because of inequality.

Photo by Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com

Photo by Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com

Photo by Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com

Photo by Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com

March 2, 2010: Members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington perform at the Rayburn House Office Building, celebrating the legalization of same-sex marriage in Washington, D.C.

Photo by cc/N.V. Jantzen

Photo by Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com

Photo by Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com

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