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Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Act

NCLR Celebrates Marriage Equality in the District of Columbia

A Statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (Washington, D.C., March 3, 2010) — Today the District of Columbia began accepting marriage applications for same-sex couples, after Chief Justice John Roberts denied a last-minute request to stop the District’s same sex marriage law from taking effect. Washington D.C. became the sixth U.S. jurisdiction to allow same-sex couples to marry after the D.C. Council overwhelmingly passed the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Act of...

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