Washington D.C. Weddings Begin For Same-Sex Couples

Couples who applied for marriage licenses on the first day they were available last week can pick them up Tuesday and tie the knot.

Three weddings are planned at the city's Human Rights Campaign office. The advocacy group helps with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.

An afternoon wedding is planned at All Souls Church -- the same place where DC Mayor Adrian Fenty signed the bill legalizing the unions.

The District of Columbia is the sixth place in the country permitting same-sex unions. Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont also issue same-sex couples licenses.


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  • by Dixiegirl929 Location: Tarboro on Mar 18, 2010 at 06:36 AM
    Homosexuality is a lifestyle CHOICE. Just like alcoholism, drug abuse, prostitution, over-eating, smoking, sex outside of marriage, infidelity, etc. If you allow same sex marriage, then everyone should have the right to marry anyone or anything they choose. It could be a child, his mother, his sister, his daughter, his son, his dog, his horse, his pillow. It utterly defiles the sanctitiy of marriage which was designed by the Creator in order to procreate the earth. Everything else goes against that natural order. Also its not evolution, its is rampant sin and disregard for the laws of God and not teaching the next generation to know these things.
  • by Just thinkin Location: out there on Mar 18, 2010 at 04:09 AM
    To the ones who say God made me this way,As a straight man I have the desire for women and not just one woman . It is the love for my wife and my beliefs in God that I choose to be faithful to my wife. God did give me the desire for women so should I blame him if I am unfaithful to my wedding vows. No as a Christian I see all my desires do not line up with the word of God and I have to CHOOSE to control them. Sinners are forgiven when they ask for it but will not be if they won't admit what they do is sin.I cannot judge you but I can tell you you are in danger of a final judgment if you continue in sin. I also wonder is this is part of evolution and we are evolving into a unisex species,lol.
  • by J A Location: PLYMOUTH on Mar 18, 2010 at 03:58 AM
    OK FOR A MAN TO MARRY ANOTHER MAN? DOES ANYONE IN THIS STUPID COUNTRY KNOW GOD?
  • by Blake Location: Greenville, NC on Mar 17, 2010 at 06:52 PM
    If you think homosexuality is a choice, just think back to first grade. The majority of you knew of a few kids who were a little "funny". You can ask nearly any 6 year old who is gay in there class and they'll be able to tell you.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Mar 17, 2010 at 06:26 AM
    Derek, dude, I like you and hope the best for you. My backup plan is my faith in Jesus for he is real he is Gods son and will fulfill his promises in his Word. US citizen for now has two meanings, one is that very shortly there will be a World citizenship which is on the verge of taking place as Bilderberg group members guide their man Obama to bring in the NWO. Study up on that my friend and you'll see me and thousands of others are correct. The other meaning behind USCFN is Jesus will also return very soon to rapture his church prior to the horrific events which are lined up to take place under the NWO against humanity. Derek, you'd be amazed to find out prophesies in the bible are being fulfilled in OUR lifetime. Prophesies in books of Daniel, Thessalonians, Revelations, Isaiah and others which relate to formation of E.U. which is the revived Roman Empire that is the 1st sector of the NWO. NAFTA is their 2nd effort which will join the 1st. Study on these topics. The bible is correct
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Mar 16, 2010 at 04:04 PM
    hmm, I guess you didn't study any other mythic religions. There is another world outside of our borders USCFN, I would really recommend studying up on it, since you claim to be a US citizen for now....what is your backup plan? A some point you will have to learn how to have a regular conversation with someone.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Mar 16, 2010 at 12:53 PM
    Buddha? Allah? Or the hundreds of other different dieties are straight from hell Derek. They are trails from satan that lead to no where. John 14:5-7 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him." Derek, There is No Other Living God Who Rose From The Dead which sits at the right hand of God his father in heaven. None, nada. Use can use the judgment card all you want, no one judging here, just stating what God says. John 20:17 Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren, and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’” 1st Corinthians 15:6 “After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now..
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Mar 16, 2010 at 08:38 AM
    I didn't think a christian like you was so judging...and you wonder why people speak out against your crazy beliefs. What are you going to say for yourself when you are standing in from of Buddha? Allah? Or the hundreds of other different dieties that people over thousands of years have worshipped and believed to be the only and true 'god'. Oh well, you are entitled to your opinion, even if you are the kind that believes drinking poision and holding snakes. I'll just keep smiling and think to myself 'poor fella, just needs some attention I guess'....have a good day.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Mar 16, 2010 at 07:31 AM
    You know I can but for you, me and the millions of others on this earth which have a life span of 70-80 yrs, who gave us the authority to make our own system of rules and opinions which go against the grain of rules which God gave man thousands of years ago. Those rules and commandments are what our judicial law system is made from. Thou shalt not kill, steal, covet thy neighbors wife or things etc. etc.. Abortion is killing babies no matter what you're worldly opinion is. You shouldn't be spineless and compromise with the worlds standards Derek. I will stick to Gods plan for my life as well as his Word and how I should live the life He gave me. One day soon you'll realize that everything I've stated up here was right and I was only stating the Truth. Jesus Christ is the Truth, The Way & The Life and I hope you'll find him Derek. Life is only going to get worse if you've noticed. God is there and helps me more than you can imagine. Don't worry about men that are made of flesh that sin.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Mar 15, 2010 at 02:19 PM
    Can you think for yourself USCFN? or do you have to 'shove scripture down my throat'? typical of hyper-christians like you.
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