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Posted at 8:50 AM ET, 03/31/2010

D.C. marriage applications soar

By Washington Post editors

Applications for marriage licenses in the District have soared thanks largely to the legalization of same sex marriage, the Examiner reports.

About 1,100 marriage applications have been filed in the District since March 3, courthouse spokeswoman Leah Gurowitz, told the Examiner. That's nearly six times the average monthly count.

By Washington Post editors  | March 31, 2010; 8:50 AM ET
Categories:  DC  
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Acceptance brings integration. Congratulations to all the newlyweds!

Posted by: Hanz1 | March 31, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

what a shame and immoral actions!

Posted by: FloridaCitizen | March 31, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations to all of the Newlyweds! May you all enjoy many years of happiness together.

Posted by: MarilynManson | March 31, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

What a stupid headline. Gay marriage applications started out at zero. Any resulting increase from gay marriage applications could be described as phenomenal.

Posted by: loved1 | March 31, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

I think the headline implies that the number of applications exceeded initial expectations for the month.

Regardless, it's great news! More married couples = more stability in the community. It's a good thing all around!

Posted by: redgrifn | March 31, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Another thing to be embarassed DC.

Posted by: weaverf | March 31, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

If you're embarassed move to Alaska, home of America's biggest embarrassment.

Posted by: dem4life1 | March 31, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse


You are right. Bigotry is shameful and immoral, but this new law corrects that, allowing all citizens to have the same rights.

Posted by: bgd1964 | March 31, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

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