Gay couples wed as same-sex marriage dawns on nation’s capital

Angelisa Young and Sinjoyla Townsend wed Tuesday in D.C. (Image: CNN) LGBTQ Nation

Gay marriage has arrived in nation’s capital.

Angelisa Young and Sinjoyla Townsend wed Tuesday in D.C. (Image: CNN)

Same-sex couples began marrying in Washington D.C, on Tuesday, with some lining up as early as 3:30 a.m. to pick up their licenses from D.C. Superior Court.

More than 300 same-sex couples have applied for a license since the application process began last Wednesday.

Angelisa Young, 47, and Sinjoyla Townsend, 41, were the first couple in line Wednesday to apply for a license, and were the first couple to officially wed in D.C. on Tuesday morning in a ceremony at the Human Rights Campaign headquarters in downtown Washington.

Watch their ceremony here, courtesy CNN:

The 13-member D.C. Council voted in December in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, making D.C. the sixth jurisdiction in the country to legalize gay marriage — joining Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Opponents of the legislation tried unsuccessfully to stop it from passing, including asking the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a temporary injunction.

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