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Meet D.C.’s Beautiful First Gay Couple With a Marriage License

THE SHOT — Meet Sinjoyla Townsend (left) and Angelisa Young, the first couple at Superior Court in D.C. this morning to score a same-sex marriage license. “About 45 couples were waiting in line when the court’s marriage bureau opened its doors at 8:30 a.m. Employees allowed 10 couples to enter at a time, and had extra personnel on hand to accept the applications. Processing the applications will take at least three business days, officials said. … Court officials opened the building at 7, and handed out numbered tickets to the 11 or so couples who were already waiting in a chilly, light rain.” [WaPo]

Freedom to Marry has some brief background profiles of today’s couples.