The faces of marriage equality in Washington
If a picture is a thousand words then this one of Sinjoyla Townsend and Angelisa Young says it all. They are the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in the District of Columbia. Washington is now the sixth jurisdiction in the United States where gay marriage is legal.
Sinjoyla Townsend, of Washington, left, and her partner Angelisa Young, were the first couple at Superior Court to obtain their marriage license (Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The symbolism is obvious. They are African Americans in a majority-black city. And they are a proud rebuke to those who tried to use black conservativism on homosexuality as a hammer against equality. Gay rights are civil rights. Anyone who thinks differently should take it up with Townsend and Young.
| March 3, 2010; 12:38 PM ET
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