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