Legal Voice is located in Seattle, Washington, but we’re grinning about big news from Washington D.C. Today was the first day that same-sex couples could legally marry in the nation’s capitol.
A lot of folks have been singing a ditty to the tune of “marriage equals one man plus one woman,” but it seems like the tune is changing – and so are the words! So says the NYTimes:
Court officials explained that the Marriage Bureau had changed its license applications: They ask for the name of each spouse rather than the bride and groom. Officials who perform the weddings read, “I now pronounce you legally married.”
So much for that antiquated “man and wife” business, eh?
Here’s a round-up of our favorite feel-good photos from this celebratory day:
- At Freedom To Marry, scroll down to the second photo and check out the best man and best woman in a very happy, soon-to-be-wed family.
- Some lovely, loving signs from today’s counter-protest, i.e., pro-marriage-equality love-fest.
- Look at these adorable people who (presumably) just got their marriage license! And these adorable people! And THESE adorable people!