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Monday, March 01, 2010

DC gay marriage begins tomorrow Wednesday!

DC will begin accepting marriage license applications from all beginning on Tuesday, March 2 Wednesday, March 3. They've released the gender-neutral application. As with all DC marriages, couples must indicate their officiant (or opt for a civil ceremony) at the time of application. There's a 3-day waiting period before the license can be picked up, and a longer wait for civil ceremonies, due to scheduling issues.

Going by the example of California (and other municipalities), it seems like a good idea for folks to get hitched as quickly as possible, to minimize the effects of any future revocation. Regular readers know that I went through the trouble to get registered to perform weddings in DC, and actually hitched our friends Jim and Angela in August 2007.

But how do I let folks know I want to help (pro bono, of course)? I've considered going down to the courthouse tomorrow Wednesday and handing out cards, but that might look sketchy. eviltiff and I got some fleeting fame in the community due to the sign we carried at October's National Equality March--any way to leverage that?

Update: Me in the Washington CityPaper.

Update: I'm working with a couple to try to be (at least one of) the first out of the gates on Tuesday, the 9th.

Update: Two couples now!

Update: Three now, with possible TV coverage!

Update 3/3/10: Seven, with TV coverage confirmed.


I'd be happy to interview you about this for my blog (I write on sex & gender issues in D.C.) If you're interested, send me an email ( or call me at 202-332-2100 ext. 269.


By Anonymous Amanda Hess, at 2:11 PM  

Thanks, Amanda!

By Blogger mrmoonpie, at 4:01 PM  


I think what you are doing is so fantastic and I'd love to take you up on your offer.

I wont be able to apply for a certificate tomorrow but my partner and I most likely will on Friday. We would love if you could officiate for us. I am sending you an email with my contact information.


By Blogger Wedding Party, at 9:42 PM  

Hi there! I have been trying to find an email address to get ahold of you - but cannot.
We are going to pick up our license today and would love to take you up on your offer! Please email me at

By Blogger Unknown, at 6:55 AM  

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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:23 PM  

Mike Newman please contact me regarding performing a same sex marriage in D.C.?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:19 PM  

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