As a result of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling, the Washington D.C. Superior Court began accepting marriage license applications from same-sex couples this morning. Described it as "a historic milestone for gay couples and activists". The District of Columbia becomes the sixth jurisdiction in the United States where marriage equality is the law. It's also the only jurisdiction south of the Mason-Dixon Line where gays and lesbians can legally wed.
The beautifil first couple in line: Angelisa Young and Sinjoyla Townsend, who have been together almost 13 years. "We're just really happy to be able to get married in the District of Columbia," Young tells Rod 2.0. "We also live here and work here, so we are really ecstatic and happy." She calls today "like waking up Christmas morning."
Young and Townsend will be married at the Human Rights Campaign on March 9, after waiting the mandatory 3-business days. The couples has two children ages 21 and 25 who are "so excited about this," Young adds.