Speaking of Women's Rights: Great news from the other Washington

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Great news from the other Washington

Legal Voice is located in Seattle, Washington, but we’re grinning about big news from Washington D.C. Today was the first day that same-sex couples could legally marry in the nation’s capitol.

A lot of folks have been singing a ditty to the tune of “marriage equals one man plus one woman,” but it seems like the tune is changing – and so are the words! So says the NYTimes:

Court officials explained that the Marriage Bureau had changed its license applications: They ask for the name of each spouse rather than the bride and groom. Officials who perform the weddings read, “I now pronounce you legally married.”

So much for that antiquated “man and wife” business, eh?

Here’s a round-up of our favorite feel-good photos from this celebratory day: