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Video: First Same-Sex Couple Married in Washington D.C.


In case you missed the live stream earlier, here's video of the first same-sex couple to marry in Washington D.C. this morning, Angelina Young and Sinjoyla Townsend.

The Washington Post profiled Young and Townsend today: "Young and Townsend don't know why anyone would want to read about them. They're boring people -- a community outreach coordinator (Young) and a D.C. government supervisor (Townsend). They read, they shoot pool, they occasionally go dancing, they walk the dog. Townsend, 41, paints and has filled their Southeast Washington home with art. Young, 47, is a bubbly Lucille Ball type. They complement each other. What more is there to say?"

Watch video of the first three marriages, AFTER THE JUMP...

It's a great day in our nation's capital.

Here's capture of the live stream:

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  1. This is incredible!! The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC performed outside the HRC building as some of the couples, community leaders (including Frank Kameny), and others entered the building for these historic marriage ceremonies.

    Posted by: JBH | Mar 9, 2010 11:53:59 AM

  2. Congrats!

    Posted by: JNJ | Mar 9, 2010 12:02:55 PM

  3. beautiful

    Posted by: steve | Mar 9, 2010 12:07:37 PM

  4. What a lovely couple. As the reverend said, let their hope be our hope and their joy be our joy. All the best to these pioneering ladies.

    Posted by: Smartypants | Mar 9, 2010 12:10:30 PM

  5. That was beautiful. Congratulations!
    And congrats to all the couples that will marry today.

    Posted by: Kurt from Brooklyn | Mar 9, 2010 1:03:53 PM

  6. Just got finished reading all the comments on the Faux News website about gay marriages in DC. Surprisingly, they are overwhelmingly positive. Looks like there may be some hope after all. You can check it out here:

    Posted by: Keith | Mar 9, 2010 1:25:37 PM

  7. Congratulations to all the happy couples.

    Posted by: Rafael | Mar 9, 2010 1:37:50 PM

  8. Congrats to all the couples. I do notice that when there is nothing to bitch about, there aren't many comments, lol.

    Posted by: SONNIE | Mar 9, 2010 1:47:44 PM

  9. I'm thrilled for all of the couples, although I'm not sure it's accurate that Angelina and Sinjoyla were the first couple married today. One couple was married by a minister right outside City Hall. Another went upstairs to the chambers of a judge (friend of the family) who married them.

    Of course, the order doesn't matter. What matters is that couples in D.C. (and, by extension, Maryland) finally have the chance to obtain almost full equality under the law.

    Posted by: Jon | Mar 9, 2010 2:07:24 PM

  10. Watching Angelina and Sinjoyla get married (on CNN) gave me tingles all over. Wonderful!

    Mazel tov!

    Posted by: David R. | Mar 9, 2010 2:34:09 PM

  11. Aw. I'm all teary.

    Posted by: Red Katie | Mar 10, 2010 5:23:06 PM

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