Saturday, May 15, 2010

Love and Marriage

It looks like things on DC's marriage equality front are off to a fast start.

From WTOP...
Same-sex marriage has only been legal in the District for about two months, but the city is on track to set a record for marriages this year.

The D.C. Superior Court has already issued more than 2,000 marriage licenses. "To put that in perspective," Judge William Jackson says. "All of last year was about 3,000." Based on the early numbers, the District is on target to issue four times as many marriage licenses this year as they did in 2009.

The increase means the court is seeing a cash windfall because fees for the application and the licenses come to $45. Chief Judge Lee Satterfield says the money from marriage license fees goes to the Superior Courts Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

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