Couples Celebrate First Anniversary of Same-Sex Marriage in DC

Applications for new marriage licenses have doubled in the last 12 months.

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    Some married couples in D.C. are celebrating a very special anniversary this week.

    Wednesday marks exactly one year since same-sex couples began marrying in the nation's capital.

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    Officials don't track how many same-sex couples have married in the city, but applications for new marriage licenses more than doubled last year.  In the year before same-sex couples were legally allowed to wed, there were some 3,000 applications. Last year there were some 6,500.

    City officials began accepting applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples on March 3 of last year, but because of a mandatory waiting period, March 9 was the first day the couples were allowed to pick up their licenses and wed.

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    About 150 couples applied for marriage licenses on the first day they were able.